Families from 21 countries pose for a week of food!

A reduced staging … but which has the immense merit of saying a lot: who eats what and in what quantities, but also the composition of family cells, lifestyle, purchasing power, type of housing, compared to the products of the earth, place given to the industry-agribusiness and / or to the domestic production …

We all eat … but not the same things! Here is the proof with this fantastic photo report made around the world in twenty countries.This makes us realize how our dietary and family habits vary depending on the culture! A rare and precious work.

The author of this colorful testimony is Peter Menzel. This American photographer had the simple but brilliant idea to photograph dozens of families from all over the world posing at home in front of a week of provisions.

Peter Menzel’s work is a rich source of information on the diversity of our world …

Here are his pictures of the 21 countries pose in front of a week of food:

1.Germany: the Melander family.

€ 375 for 2 adults and 2 children. A lot of drinks, a lot of charcuterie.

2. United States: the Revis family.

€ 341 for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Many colorful packaging.

3.Japan: the Ukita family.

317 € for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Many fish, sauces vegetables and soups.

4.Italy: the Manzo family.

€ 260 for 2 adults and 3 children. Bread, fruits, vegetables and some preserves.

5. Mexico: the Casales family.

189 € for 2 adults and 3 children. A mountain of fruits and vegetables and a lot of sodas.

6. Poland: the Sobczynsky family.

€ 151 for 4 adults and 1 teenager. Mainly fruits and vegetables.

7. Egypt: the Ahmed family.

38 € for 7 adults and 5 children. A lot of greenery and some meat.

Ecuador: the Ayme family.

31 € for 4 adults and 5 teenagers. Cereals, vegetables and potatoes.

Bhutan: The Namgay family.

5 euros for 7 adults and 6 children. Mainly vegetables.

Chad: Aboubakar family.

1,23 € for 3 adults and 3 children. Mainly rice and pulses.

Luxembourg: The Kuttan-Kasses family.

347 € for 4 adults. A lot of bread, cold cuts, drinks …

12 France: the Moines family.

315 € for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. A little bit of everything.

13 Australia: the Browns family.

481 euros for 3 adults, 3 teens and one child. Lots of canned meat and cereals.

14 Canada. The Melanson family.

308 euros for 2 adults and 3 children. A lot of charcuterie.

Greenland: The Madsens family.

€ 247 for 2 adults and 3 children. Game included.

16 United Kingdom: The Bainton family.

€ 226 for two adults and two children. Mainly food packaging.

17 Kuwait: Al Haggan family.

€ 197 for two adults, three teenagers, and three children. Meat, fish, cereals, fruits, vegetables …

Turkey: The Celiks family.

€ 129 for four adults and two children. Many breads, pulses and fruits.

19 Guatemala: the Mendoza family.

67 € for two adults and two teenagers. Fruits, vegetables, cereals.

Mongolia: The Batsuuri family.

35 € for two adults and two teenagers. A lot of meat and bread but also vegetables.

21 India: The Patkars family.

21 countries pose in front of a week of food

Photo : Peter Menzel

34 € for four adults. Essentially fruits and vegetables.

The comparison here is rewarding. We understand that in many countries, eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day is not a goal … but a minimum! Purchasing power is not all that far away …

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