What are the similarities and the differences among all the people who live in the different parts of this planet Earth? For instance, the crops we plant, the food we consume, and the ways we prepare our meals can be quite similar, yet still different. One example of this is: rice is a main source of food for both Asian as well as Latino cultures, however, the method of preparation is quite different. I just came across a good book that shows the interesting facts around the world:
Hungry Planet by Faith D’Aluisio
Here are some pictures from the book:
One week of food in different countries.
Japan : The Ukita family of Kodaira City.
Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25.
Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily.
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11.
Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide.
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07.
United States: The Revis family of North Carolina.
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98.
Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca.
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09.
Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna.
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27.
Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo.
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53.
Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo.
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55.
Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village.
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03.
Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp.
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23.
By glancing through the catalog, I also found some other books that will give you insights on the rest of the world that you may not be familiar with.
by Faith D’Aluisio
by James Solheim
by David J. Smith
by Menzel, Peter
By Bernhard, Emery
By Jonathan Garfunkel
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