Fascinating: Jun 11, 2007 | Cost of Living, Food | 8 comments What the world eats. Previous Post Next Post 8 Comments Robert on June 11, 2007 at 5:53 pm Yes, fascinating. Also fascinating that I’ve never heard of many of the countries listed. Bargteheide? Cllingbourne Ducis? Reply Dan on June 11, 2007 at 6:18 pm Not countries, cities – the first in Germany, the second in England. Reply Saratica on June 11, 2007 at 6:27 pm I wonder why they didn’t give the city for the California family who ate for like $160/week. How’d they manage THAT in CA??? Reply WolfieCR on June 12, 2007 at 10:18 am Great article! Too bad they put the family from Africa in the first few shots, after seeing their ‘ration’ I got depressed Also….good for the Germans, they are the only ones I saw with beer (and of course the guys from Cuernavaca……with like 10 2L bottles of coke/sugar…….) Reply Saratica on June 12, 2007 at 10:44 am Too funny, Wolfie! My mom is bringing me the book in July – can’t wait to see it all! Reply Miguel Veranos on June 12, 2007 at 11:38 am Fascinating…I noticed the Ayme family of Tingo,Ecuador had the least amount of food with just really the basics yet had the LARGEST SMILES…just one of life’s simple lessons… Reply Saratica on June 12, 2007 at 6:02 pm I noticed that too. very cool! Reply Paul M. on June 14, 2007 at 7:34 am Yumm! That was (yes) a fascinating photo survey. I went back and looked thru it a second time with an eye toward how many family members seemed to be consuming the amount of displayed food. Notable too was with some of the more frugal looking selections of foodstuffs and how fresh and healthy the chosen foods seemed to be. The family from Chad looked not to have much but those three sacks of beans/lentils/rice in the back would make for fuller stomachs than at first glance. It was also particularly interesting to me to note who had bananas or plantains displayed in these shots and who did not. And the ratio of fresh food to processed food/foodstuffs was interesting to compare against the various cultures displayed, as were the junkfood selections noticed in a few of the shots of the families from the generally more developed areas. Thanx Sally for serving this photo essay up for us. Gallo pinto, anyone? Paul M. == Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.