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.
2. Tingo, Ecuador
The Ayme family spends around $32 per week on their groceries.
3. North Carolina, United States
The Revis family spends around $342 per week on groceries for their family of four.
4. Weitaiwu, China
The Cui family spends around $65 per week on their groceries.
5. Cuernavaca, Mexico
The Casales family spends around $189 per week.
6. Kouakourou, Mali
The Natomo family spends $30 per week on groceries to feed their large family.
7. Kuwait City, Kuwait
The Al-Haggan family spends around $252 per week to feed their whole family.
8. Kodaira City, Japan
The Ukita family spends around $361 per week on their groceries.
9. Palermo, Italy
The Manzo family spends around $295 per week on their groceries.
10. Ujjain, India
The Patkar family spends around $45 per week on groceries.
11. Bargteheide, Germany
The Melander family spends a whopping $568 per week on groceries for a family of four.
12. Havana, Cuba
The Costa family spends around $64 per week on groceries.
13. Iqaluit, Canada
The Melanson family spends around $392 per week on groceries.
14. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Dudo family spends around $90 per week on groceries to feed their entire family.
15. Riverview, Australia
The Brown family spends around $428 per week on groceries.
16. Hamburg, Germany
The Sturm family spends around $325.81 per week on groceries.
17. Gjettum, Norway
The Ottersland Dahl family spends around $379.41 per week on groceries.
18. Breidjing Camp, Chad
The Aboubakar family spends $1.23 per week to feed the entire family.
19. Beijing, China
The Dong family spends $155.06 per week on groceries.
20. Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland
The Sobczynscy family spends $151.27 per week on groceries.
21. Todos Santos, Guatemala
The Mendozas spends $75.70 per week on groceries.
22. California, United States
The Caven family spends $159.18 per week.
23. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
The Batsuuri family spends $40.02 to feed their whole family.
24. Cllingbourne Ducis, Great Britain
The Bainton family spends around $253.15 per week.
25. Shingkhey Village, Bhutan
The Namgay family spends $5.03 per week to feed their entire family.
Credit: Peter Menzel, from his book: “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.”