The culinary atlas
Written by Redactie on Wednesday 26 March 2014
Photography Peter Menzel Hungry Planet Consumption
Ever wondered what they eat at the other side of the world? Peter Menzel captured it on camera.
On the floor in front of the Guatemalan family lies a week’s supply of food. Mainly vegetables, potatoes and cereals. The table of the American family, on the other hand, is full of meat and packaged products. The contrast between global diets has never been greater than it is today.
Peter Menzel photographed thirty families from 24 different countries with their weekly shopping. He compiled this series of photographs in the book Hungry Planet. From Bhutan to Bosnia and from Mexico to Mongolia: a fascinating series of photos that captures our most elementary basic needs. Menzel wants to use this book to create awareness about how culture and environment affect the cost and calories of the consumption pattern.
Curious about the families and their consumption patterns? Read the article in the Food Inspiration Magazine.