ecuador: the ayme family of tingo food expenditure for one week: 31.55 USD family recipe: potato soup with cabbage

photographer peter menzel published his first book of photojournalism ‘material world, a global family portrait’ in 1994. the book looked at the material lives of people around the world. more recently, menzel and his wife faith d’aluisio published ‘hungry planet: what the world eats’. this latest book details the weekly food purchases of families around the world. “the centerpiece of each chapter is a portrait of the entire family surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries accompanied by interviews and detailed grocery lists.”

'hungry planet: what the world eats' by peter menzel china: the dong family of beijing food expenditure for one week: 1,233.76 yuan or 155.06 USD favorite foods: fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce

'hungry planet: what the world eats' by peter menzel japan: the ukita family of kodaira city food expenditure for one week: 37,699 yen or 317.25 USD favorite foods: sashimi, fruit, cake, potato chips

'hungry planet: what the world eats' by peter menzel germany: the melander family of bargteheide food expenditure for one week: 375.39 euros or 500.07 USD favorite foods: fried potatoes with onions, bacon & herring, fried noodles with eggs & cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding

'hungry planet: what the world eats' by peter menzel kuwait: the al haggan family of kuwait city food expenditure for one week: 63.63 dinar or 221.45 USD

family recipe: chicken biryani with basmati rice

'hungry planet: what the world eats' by peter menzel chad: the aboubakar family of breidjing camp food expenditure for one week: 685 cfa francs or 1.23 USD favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat

via time magazine