Thanks to Matthew for sending me this…click on the link to hear the NPR story….
NPR : ‘Hungry Planet: What the World Eats’
All Things Considered, November 9, 2005 · Imagine inviting yourself to dinner with 30 different families… in 24 countries. Imagine shopping, farming, cooking and eating with those families… taking note of every vegetable peeled, every beverage poured, every package opened.
Well that’s what photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio did for their new book, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.
The husband-and-wife team wanted to see how globalization, migration and rising affluence are affecting the diets of communities around the globe.
Each chapter of their book features a portrait of a family, photographed alongside a week’s worth of groceries. There’s also a detailed list of all the food and the total cost.
The Aboubakar family of Darfur province, Sudan, in front of their tent in the eastern Chad.
The Aboubakar family of Darfur province, Sudan, in front of their tent in the Breidjing Refugee Camp, in eastern Chad, with a week’s worth of food.