Photo Credit: Peter Menzel www.menzelphotography.com
Every week, the Revis family (foreground, Brandon curling weights; background, left to right, Rosemary, Tyrone, and Ron) faithfully trekked to the health club in the Wakefield Medical Center, a hospital complex, for two-hour exercise sessions. They enjoyed the workouts, but found them so time-consuming that they wound up eating more fast food than ever. Fearing its potential impact on their health, they ultimately gave up the club in favor of dining and exercising at home.
|Hungry Planet: What the World Eats |
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|Imagine if you collected everything your family ate in a week. And then you put all of that on a table and had to explain why you eat what you do. Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio asked 30 families from two dozen countries to do just that. Then Peter and Faith collected the families’ stories, their food and their cultures and wrote a book – with lots of pictures – called “Hungry Planet.” While they were putting the book together, they tasted foods you usually don’t find on an American dinner table.|