Menzel traveled around the world to shop, cook, and eat with families in their homes, taking note of each and every piece of food consumed during a week. Each image in the book describes a little bit about the family featured, and outlines the average cost of weekly groceries. Above, the Aboubakar family in Chad.
The Ahmad family of Cairo
The Batsuuli family of Mongolia
The Casales family of Mexico
I’s interesting noticing how much food that can be grown regionally plays a part in people’s meals. Some families eat mainly grains, others eat a lot of fruit. The families above seem to consume very little packaged food, in comparison to the average American family. To see more photos click here. What would a photo of your family’s weekly groceries look like?