We all eat … but not the same things! Proof of this is the incredible photographic reportage around the world in twenty different countries. It makes us physically realize how our food and family habits vary from place to place! Valuable work.
The creator of this testimony in pictures is called Peter Menzel. This American photographer had the simple but brilliant idea to photograph dozens of families worldwide posing home before a week of provisions. This project was conducted as part of a collaboration with writer Faith D’Aluisio for the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.
A staging reduced to a minimum … but who has the immense merit of say up: who eats what and in what quantity, but also composition of the family unit, lifestyle, purchasing power, type housing, compared to products of the earth, emphasis on industry-food and / or domestic production …
In short, the work of Peter Menzel is an instructive mine information on the diversity of our contemporary world. Here these images.
21: Germany: The Melander family.
€ 375 for two adults and two children. Many drinks, lots of charcuterie.
20: United States: The Revis family.
Photo credit: Peter Menzel
€ 341 for two adults and two teenagers. Many colorful packaging.
19: Japan: Ukita family.
€ 317 for two adults and two teenagers. Many fish, vegetables, sauces and soups.
18: Italy: The Manzo family.
€ 260 for two adults and three children. Bread, fruits, vegetables and some canned food.
17: Mexico: Casales family.
€ 189 for two adults and three children. a mountain of fruit and vegetables and a lot of sodas.
16: Poland: Sobczynsky family.
€ 151 for four adults and a teenager. Mainly fruits and vegetables.
15: Egypt: The Ahmed family.
€ 38 for seven adults and five children. Lots of greenery and a little meat.
14: Ecuador: The Ayme family.
€ 31 for four adults and five teenagers. Cereals, vegetables and potatoes.
13: Bhutan: The Namgay family.
5 euros for seven adults and 6 children. Mainly vegetables.
12: Chad: The Aboubakar family.
€ 1.23 for three adults and three children. Mainly rice and pulses.
11: Luxembourg: the Kuttan-Kasses family.
€ 347 for four adults. Lots of bread, cold cuts, drinks …
10: France: the family Moines.
€ 315 for two adults and two teenagers. A little bit of everything.
9: Australia: Browns family.
Photo credit: Peter Menzel
481 euros for three adults, three teenagers and one child. Lots of meat and cereal box.
8: Canada. The Melanson family.
308 euros for two adults and three children. Not bad meat.
7: Greenland: Madsens family.
€ 247 for two adults and three children. Game included.
6: UK: the Bainton family.
€ 226 for two adults and two children. Essentially food packaging.
5: Kuwait: Al Haggan family.
€ 197 for two adults, three teenagers and three children. Meat, fish, cereals, fruits, vegetables …
4: Turkey: Celiks family.
€ 129 for four adults and two children. Many breads, pulses and fruit.
3: Guatemala: the Mendoza family.
€ 67 for two adults and two teenagers. Fruit, vegetables, cereals.
2: Mongolia: Batsuuri family.
€ 35 for two adults and two teenagers. Not bad meat and bread but also vegetables.