Here's a fascinating book! A husband and wife team traveled to 21 countries around the world to find out what people eat. From France to Turkey to Kuwait to Mali to Australia to Ecuador, they accompanied one family on a weekly grocery shop, and then did photos of the families at home with the various foods. They tally up how much one week of food costs for the family and also show the conversion into US dollars. Additional photos and stories explain more about the families' lives, and there's one recipe per country as well. We learn about a Sudanese family living in a refugee camp in Chad. A family in Greenland supplements their diet with hunted meat from walrus, arctic geese, and polar bear. But Kate and I agreed that it was the Chinese family who had the most interesting fare--their weekly shop included pig's elbows, pig's feet, and baked eel strips. Mmmm....
Check it out! Kate and I enjoyed looking through it together, and Will was drawn to the photos. This is the juvenile version of the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. Time magazine has a photo essay here, featuring photos from the book.
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