Friday, June 08, 2007

fascinating

i found this photo gallery (found through fark) to be completely fascinating. topic: what a family eats in a week in 15 homes around the world.

things that stood out to me:
  • mayonnaise sandwiches in the U.K. - gross!
  • the african refugee camp family
  • the amount of packaged foods in the american families' pictures
  • the amount of neon-colored things in the NC family's picture
  • the overflowing amount of fruits/vegetables in non-american families' pictures
  • how much $ the germans spend on their food
  • how good some of the recipes sounded (i.e. chicken biryana with basmati rice and fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce)
  • how unappealing some of the recipes sounded (pig's knuckles with carrots, celery and parsnips or bacon & herring from germany)
  • how much i loved the ecuadorian family's hats
  • how the bhutan family feeds what looks like ten generations of relatives on $5/week

what stands out to you?

3 Comments:

At 3:54 PM, Anonymous lix said...

we had a lot of the same observations as you -- loved the hats! and how they all had these crazy grins on their faces. the $500 german budget was totally nuts! we noticed the euro tables had a lot of processed foods, too, except for the italians, who had a major food-pyramid thing going on. the contrast in carbs was pretty interesting (whole grains in developing countries vs denuded flour and white sugar in US/EU). thanks for posting -- neat!

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger Erica said...

1. i'm totally going to use these pics with my kids for our cooking & nutrition class this summer.
2. pigs have knuckles. who knew?

 
At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Megan said...

I love this... totally incredible. I am so sad to see the American's/Brits and their lack of a healthy diet... no wonder our society is so obese.

I'm curious about my food supply and what I have in there... what a reality check... :-) Thanks for sharing.

 

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