Sunday, August 10, 2008
Title: Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
Authors: Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio
Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio travel to 30 families in 24 countries, where they photograph the families with their weekly diet and discuss culinary habits in each family and in their countries.
I loved Hungry Planet. Smartmama recommended it on her blog a few months ago, and I'd been looking forward to reading it. I've been reading a lot about food lately, and somehow a photograph of a women from Darfur sitting with her five children and a bag of rationed grains juxtaposed with a family from San Antonio and a whole table full of fast food tells the story of how we eat better than all of the books I've read over the last few years.