What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

This very interesting project was done by photographer Peter Menzel.

You’ll see the prices and the quantity of different goods and products in different countries.

 

Japan: $317.25

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Italy: $260.11

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Chad: $1.23

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Kuwait: $221.45

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

USA: $341.98

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Mexico: $189.09

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

China: $155.06

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Egypt: $68.53

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Ecuador: $31.55

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

USA: $159.18

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Mongolia: $40.02

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Great Britain: $253.15

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Bhutan: $5.03

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Germany: $500.07

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Australia: $ 376.45 per week Family Recipe: Marge Brown's Quandong (an Australian peach) Pie, Yogurt

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

India: $39.27 Family Recipe: Sangeeta Patkar's Poha (Rice Flakes)

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

USA: $242.48 Favorite Foods: Shrimp with Alfredo sauce, chicken mole, barbecue ribs, pizz

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Mali: $ 26.39 Family Recipe: Natomo Family Rice Dish

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

France: $419.95 Favorite Foods: Delphine Le Moine's Apricot Tarts, pasta carbonara, Thai food

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Greenland: $ 277.12 Favorite Foods: polar bear, narwhal skin, seal stew

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Turkey: $ 145.88 Favorite Foods: Melahat's Puffed Pastries

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

The Philippines: $49.42 

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

China: $57.27

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: $ 167.43

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Cuba: $ 56.76

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Australia: $ 303.75

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

Guatemala: $ 75.70

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

What People Eat from Around the World (28 pics)

26 comments

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  1. xxx
    Greenland: $ 277.12 Favorite Foods: polar bear, narwhal skin, seal stew 36 sickos
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  2. freshlife
    USA ROCKS!!!! EVERYWHERE ELSE LOOKS SO DIRTY! dirol
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  3. briere
    wow how interesting all these foods from all over the world and how they live amazing ,as for myself i live in Australia and was glad to recognise some of the foods but im not going to criticize what other country's eat,there way,there life. n_smile
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  4. lolipop                    show commment
  5. another me
    Germany 500$ 36
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  6. olla
    All of these photographs are from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. It also has a family recipe for each country.
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  7. Crazy2lolo
    NOTE: Whites eat JUNK FOODs 35
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  8. :Shamrock:                    show commment
  9. klunkr                    show commment
  10. gem
    im from england, i think mexico looks the best
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  11. ok69
    I'm from Romania and I eat beer in 90 % ... of course I'm an exception, because my compatriots eat win!
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  12. NEEBA
    rest is good but i think germans eat all which they earn HHHHHHHHHHMMMM GOOD COLLECTION N INFORMATION
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  13. Wizard
    Wow, the amount of junk/processed/packaged crap that Americans eat is incredible. I'm American but I'm among the few that tries to eat real food. The Brits and the Germans seem to eat a lot of processed s#it too. Mexico and Turkey look the best.
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  14. A
    Yay Mexico, show them our wonderful choice of foods!!!!!!!!
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  15. Geg
    Chad $1.23 :O
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  16. Coonette
    It shows what a family eats during a week and the money it costs. The Mexican family eats well but they seem to drink lots of soft drinks, that's why they are fat. Most of the ones that eat wealthiest are the poorest, less meat and prepared food and no cola or beer.
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  17. Juanpa
    well i'm from Guatemala and that picture needs more meet, thats what people from rural places eat, the food that they harvest
    on urban places we are more like Egypt or Mexico with out the coke, natural food buyed from the market (not supermarket, procesed and imported plastic food) keeping the cheap prices
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  18. Luka
    Mali - only seeds n_wassat
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  19. incognito562                    show commment
  20. Gendal
    one who eats well lives well.. do pyramid diet..
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  21. Carol
    Wizard,

    A,

    Have you both noticed all the Coca-Cola which they drink? Its so much!

    Carol,


    Twelve bottles!!!
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  22. 2Cool4Ice
    Lol you can see how unhealthy the usa is. only country with pizza.with germany but germans are even grosser.
    it's a shame holland isnt in this list if i could chose i would pick italy.
    Woot check greenland theres a piguin on the table ! favourit ffoot polar bear, they are nuts!
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  23. sdasfd
    first usa pic = junkfood.
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  24. L.
    To the Mexican family:
    Bravo for all those vegetables, but don't drink so much Coca-Cola! No es bueno! No good!

    To the Mongolian family:
    Where are your fruits and vegetables??

    To the Guatamalan family:
    I liked your diet the best! All those grains and vegetables!
    I think I"ll follow your diet a week or two...I need a good detox!
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  25. Neha
    Proud be an Indian....Balanced Diet..!!!
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  26. Lun Esex
    The Great Britain and Germany pics have frozen pizzas in packages in them. 2 of the 3 USA pics have delivered pizzas. I'd guess pizza delivery isn't as good or as common outside of the U.S. (except that my cousin and her boyfriend in the U.K. get takeaway pizza a lot--they are students, though :).

    Interesting to see how much bottled water is in the pics from Mexico, Turkey (even more than Mexico--look at the two big bottles at the bottom of the pic), both Australia pics, Guatemala, and Kuwait, plus one of the U.S. pics. They're all of the kinds of bottles that indicate they both cook and drink with it. The Italy, Germany, and France pics all have bottled water that's more about it being a fashion for drinking only.

    Also interesting how much milk is shown in the Great Britain and Germany pics, and then not surprising the U.S. and Australia are not far behind (plus lots of packaged cereals). It's much harder to spot in the other countries' pics (but then the presence of packaged cereals often gives away that it's there somewhere).

    Besides the Coca-Cola the Mexico pic has a bunch of beer hidden next to the cola bottles and SO MANY boxes/bags of granular sugar in it--seven! I can't identify more than just one container of sugar in any of the other pics. Those Brits sure love their packaged sweets, though, don't they?

    That's not a penguin in the Greenland photo, it's some other kind of bird.

    Note the Jollibees cups and bag in the Philippines photo. I believe that's the Philippines equivalent to McDonalds.

    To the person who said everywhere but the U.S. looks dirty: Kuwait looks cleanest. :)

    Also, don't miss that disco ball at the top of the last Australian pic! Whoo hoo, disco lives!
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