• what the world eats.

    05.26.2008 / Miscellaneous

    Ok, I really am heading out now, but I can’t quite shake this project. What a compelling, thought-provoking photo essay examining what different families eat throughout the world and their average weekly grocery bill.

    Thank you, Time.

    • Liason

      thank you for sharing; this was eye-opening. food is something everyone can relate to in some way or another. makes me think of a Maya Angelou quote that I’ve always loved:
      “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”

    • mette

      i love this photo series -there was something like it in a Danish newspaper some years ago. Its fantastic on so many levels -both fun, the clich├ęs and tremendous differences

    • design for mankind.

      I wholeheartedly agree, you guys. Great comments, and I would have loved to read that Danish newspaper, Mette! :)

    • lizzyl

      wow, that is so interesting! my husband (who’s English) and I were in hysterics over the American food choices…and all the alcohol the Germans had–4 bottles of wine and 20 beers–sounds like our house! ;) i’m going to check out the book.

    • diana @ please sir

      Wow…what an interesting series. Really does make you think…

    • {kay}

      what a coincidence – i stumbled upon this time story too and am doing a post on it this week. really eye opening.

    • dailydesignspot

      hey erin.. i have been around.. just busy with work and such… i have not taken a peek at this link yet but i am so excited to read!! thanks so much.. wonderful find! you make my busy day a little easier! thanks!

    • a cat of impossible colour

      Thank you for this – it’s really interesting.

    • Jessie Cacciola

      ooo, love this.
      – Jessie –

    • That was super interesting, I notice how only the American families had the majority of processed/packaged foods. All the the other families had their week comprised of produce, meats and grains (and coke!).

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