Wanderings — What the World Eats

A Time Magazine Photo Essay depicts what’s on family dinner tables in fifteen different homes around the globe. Photographs by Peter Menzel from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

5 thoughts on “Wanderings — What the World Eats”

  1. How interesting to see what goes on at dinner time in different homes. I wouldn’t want anyone to see an everyday meal at my house! LOL!

  2. Mountain Dweller

    Very thought provoking, although I found it a little unsettling to see the lack of fresh fruit and veg. in the richer countries.


    I wonder how representative each family is of that country? Here in the USA there are definite regional differences, as well urban vs rural. That’s not to say that there isn’t a general overconsumption of snack foods and sodas here…

  3. jenn in holland

    That is really quite amazing and very telling.
    I wonder what our week’s groceries would look like displayed in one place like that. It might be very eye opening!

    Ours would be mostly a mix of lots of fruit, veggies, cheeses, pasta, beans, rice, and legumes, with occasional meat and fish, and some of this and that thrown in. We’re not soda drinkers or big on processed food, so our bill is under a hundred dollars a week for the three of us. During the summer, it’s a lot less because of my garden.

  4. Reminds me of a photo essay about what families around the world own. They had various families with everything in the world that they owned in front of them by their homes. It made me think.

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