Monday, September 10, 2007

What the World Eats

Time magazine did a really good story on What the World Eats. When I opened the email fwded to me by a friend, I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled to look for Malaysia; alas, she is not in the list. What a pity cos we eat all sorts of stuff in any color or shape or sizes. Ok I exaggerated a little bit. Check out my contribution at the end. Meantime, enjoy the cool photos 1st.


Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03
Family recipe: Mushroom, cheese and pork


Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07
Favorite foods: fried potatoes with onions, bacon and herring, fried noodles with eggs and cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding


Great Britain: The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis
Food expenditure for one week : 155.54 British Pounds or $253.15
Favorite foods: avocado, mayonnaise sandwich, prawn cocktail, chocolate fudge cake with cream


China: The Dong family of Beijing
Food expenditure for one week: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06
Favorite foods: fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce


Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week : 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27
Family recipe: Pig's knuckles with carrots, celery and parsnips


Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53
Family recipe: Okra and mutton


Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55
Family recipe : Potato soup with cabbage


Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar
Food expenditure for one week: 41, 985.85 togrogs or $40.02
Family recipe: Mutton dumplings


Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
Favorite foods: fish, pasta with ragu, hot dogs, frozen fish sticks


Kuwait: The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City
Food expenditure for one week: 63.63 dinar or $221.45
Family recipe: Chicken biryani with basmati rice


United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98
Favorite foods : spaghetti, potatoes, sesame chicken



Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09
Favorite foods: pizza, crab, pasta, chicken


United States: The Caven family of California
Food expenditure for one week: $159.18
Favorite foods: beef stew, berry yogurt sundae, clam chowder, ice cream


Family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23
Favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat

Time Magazine

What I Ate (This Morning)


Food expenditure for one week: RM180.00
Favorite Food: Hawker stall food! Bak Kut Teh & Meat sausage! (Eh don't think dirrrrty!)

3 comments:

savante said...

Whoa. The Germans can really eat. And they are so systematic!

Fable Frog said...

gosh! look at all those food! makes me hungry~

ethn said...

Isnt it? I love how they make everything so appetising