The creators of this book asked 25 families from around the world to display all the food they eat in one week. The reader is provided with both photographs, including the entire family and tables full of the food they eat in a week, and statistics about what food is shown, how much of each item the family eats, and how much it all costs. There is also a brief chapter about each family including the parents' jobs and the ages of the children, which helps present a more complete picture of how these families live.
With families from six continents, the reader can see diverse family sizes and cultural eating habits. Short chapters address factors that contribute to the vast differences in families and food habits, including population distribution, street food, life expectancy and fast food. These sections touch on global health and, with such vivid illustrations, it is easy to see the differences in eating habits and lifestyles for people around the world.
This global adventure covers families from Bhutan to Guatemala, Poland to Mali, with stops in Egypt, Greenland, Chad, the United States, and many more! While the information in this book is incredibly interesting, the photographs are astounding. You feel like you can eat the food right off the page!
Date read: 6/2/2011