Photo Credit: Peter Menzel; Photo Caption Credit: Faith D'Aluisio
The Ayme family in their kitchen house in Tingo, Ecuador, a village in the central Andes, with one week's worth of food. Cooking Method: wood fire. Food Preservation: natural

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.
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