I am a big fan of Peter Menzel’s travel books about different cultures. In 2005 Peter and his wife, Faith D’Aluisio, published Hungry Planet showing family portraits around the world and what each family ate during the course of one week. Here’s a Malian family vs a family from North Carolina with teenaged boys.
Credit: Peter Menzel/Science Photo Library.
Their newest book, What I Eat, portrays 80 individuals in over 30 countries and the food they eat in a single day along with a total calorie count. Above is a page from Marie Claire International Report which contrast’s Peter’s photo of a woman from Yemen and an American girl. You can see more pictures by Peter Menzel at his web site: http://www.menzelphoto.com