One man’s staple is another man’s delicacy

How different people eat in different societies has long been an object of fascination among sociologists. A couple of years ago, the photographer Peter Menzel shot different families with their week’s provisions for Hungry Planet.

Menzel catalogued how much each family spent on the week’s provisions, and their favourite foods. And the pictures offered visual proof of how much the West is getting into a prepackaged, chemically processed and sugar-laden foods.

There are some fine pictures here: What the World Eats.

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