What Families Around The World Eat (24 photos)

Photographer Peter Manzel takes traditional food photography to a global scale. In his book Hungry Planet, he took snapshots of what families around the world eat.

His fascinating photos give us a rare glimpse of the cultural differences of diets, and how environments and cultures influence the diets of different nations.

1. Cairo, Egypt
The Ahmed family spends around $78 per week to feed the entire family.

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2. Tingo, Ecuador
The Ayme family spends around $32 per week on their groceries.

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3. North Carolina, United States
The Revis family spends around $342 per week on groceries for their family of four.

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4. Weitaiwu, China
The Cui family spends around $65 per week on their groceries.

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5. Cuernavaca, Mexico
The Casales family spends around $189 per week.

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6. Kouakourou, Mali
The Natomo family spends $30 per week on groceries to feed their large family.

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7. Kuwait City, Kuwait
The Al-Haggan family spends around $252 per week to feed their whole family.

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8. Kodaira City, Japan
The Ukita family spends around $361 per week on their groceries.

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9. Palermo, Italy
The Manzo family spends around $295 per week on their groceries.

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10. Ujjain, India
The Patkar family spends around $45 per week on groceries.

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11. Bargteheide, Germany
The Melander family spends a whopping $568 per week on groceries for a family of four.

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12. Havana, Cuba
The Costa family spends around $64 per week on groceries.

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13. Iqaluit, Canada
The Melanson family spends around $392 per week on groceries.

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14. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Dudo family spends around $90 per week on groceries to feed their entire family.

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15. Riverview, Australia
The Brown family spends around $428 per week on groceries.

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16. Hamburg, Germany
The Sturm family spends around $325.81 per week on groceries.

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17. Gjettum, Norway
The Ottersland Dahl family spends around $379.41 per week on groceries.

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18. Breidjing Camp, Chad
The Aboubakar family spends $1.23 per week to feed the entire family.

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19. Beijing, China
The Dong family spends $155.06 per week on groceries.

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20. Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland
The Sobczynscy family spends $151.27 per week on groceries.

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21. Todos Santos, Guatemala
The Mendozas spends $75.70 per week on groceries.

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22. California, United States
The Caven family spends $159.18 per week.

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23. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
The Batsuuri family spends $40.02 to feed their whole family.

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24. Cllingbourne Ducis, Great Britain
The Bainton family spends around $253.15 per week.

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25. Shingkhey Village, Bhutan
The Namgay family spends $5.03 per week to feed their entire family.

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Credit: Peter Menzel, from his book: “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.”

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