The 2006 James Beard Book of the Year is now available in paperback. Featuring a photojournalistic survey of 30 families from 24 countries and the food they eat during the course of one week, this captivating chronicle offers a riveting look at what the world really eats.The 2006 James Beard Book of the Year is now available in paperback. Featuring a photojournalistic survey of 30 families from 24 countries and the food they eat during the course of one week, this captivating chronicle offers a riveting look at what the world really eats.Read Less
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I kept checking out this book and then finally bought it. Menzel does an effective job showing what different cultures of the world eat. My grandkids got very quiet and serious as they looked at it and realized how indulged they are compared to other parts of the world. Menzel's two other books - the Material World and Women in the Material World - are equally as good. Highly recommended.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-08-22 For their enormously successful Material World, photojournalist Menzel and writer D'Aluisio traveled the world photographing average people's worldly possessions. In 2000, they began research for this book on the world's eating habits, visiting some 30 families in 24 countries. Each family was asked to purchase-at the authors' expense-a typical week's groceries, which were artfully arrayed-whether sacks of grain and potatoes and overripe bananas, or rows of packaged cereals, sodas and take-out pizzas-for a full-page family portrait. This is followed by a detailed listing of the goods, broken down by food groups and expenditures, then a more general discussion of how the food is raised and used, illustrated with a variety of photos and a family recipe. A sidebar of facts relevant to each country's eating habits (e.g., the cost of Big Macs, average cigarette use, obesity rates) invites armchair theorizing. While the photos are extraordinary-fine enough for a stand-alone volume-it's the questions these photos ask that make this volume so gripping. After considering the Darfur mother with five children living on $1.44 a week in a refugee camp in Chad, then the German family of four spending $494.19, and a host of families in between, we may think about food in a whole new light. This is a beautiful, quietly provocative volume. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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