Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats Author Peter Menzel
ISBN-10 0984074422
ISBN-13 9780984074426
Year 2007-09-01
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Material World
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The age old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade along with the spread of global food conglomerates transform eating habits worldwide HUNGRY PLANET profiles 30 families from around the world including Bosnia Chad Egypt Greenland Japan the United States and France and offers detailed descriptions of weekly food purchases photographs of the families at home at market and in their communities and a portrait of each family surrounded by a week s worth of groceries Featuring photo essays on international street food meat markets fast food and cookery this captivating chronicle offers a riveting look at what the world really eats The paperback edition of the 2006 James Beard Book of the Year featuring a photojournalistic survey of 30 families from 24 countries and the food they eat during the course of one week Winner of the 2006 James Beard Award for writings on food finalist for the 2006 IACP Cookbook Award for food reference technical and winner of the 2005 Harry Chapin Media Award Includes more than 300 photographs plus essays on the politics of food by Marion Nestle Michael Pollan Charles C Mann Alfred W Crosby Francine R Kaufman Corby Kummer and Carl Safina The hardcover edition has sold 40 000 copies Awards2006 James Beard Cookbook of the YearThe Splendid Table Book of the Year2005 Harry Chapin Media Award finalist for the 2006 IACP Cookbook AwardReviews The photos are at once charming and astonishing in their honesty Milwaukee Journal SentinelA treasure trove of information The photographs alone are worth the price of admission Travel GirlArresting beautiful enlightening and infinitely human this is a collection of full page photos of families around the world surrounded by what they eat in a single week from Bhutan to San Antonio Read the illuminating statistics and the essays This is a book for the family and for the classroom You won t see the same old aren t we better than them attitude nor will you be shamed This book reminds us that what we eat is the simplest yet most profound thread that ties us together Lynne Rossetto Kasper Host of American Public Media s Public Radio Program The Splendid Table the politics of food at its most poignant and provocative A coffee table book that will certainly make coffee interesting Washington PostWhile the photos are extraordinary fine enough for a stand alone volume it s the questions these photos ask that make this volume so gripping This is a beautiful quietly provocative volume Publishers Weekly starred reviewThis book of portraits reveals a planet of joyful individuality dispiriting sameness and heart breaking disparity It s a perfect gift for the budding anti globalists on your list Bon Appetit A unique photographic study of global nutrition USA TodayGrabs your attention for the startlingly varied stories it tells about how people feed themselves around the world Its contents are based on detailed research beautifully photographed presented with often disturbing clarity Associated Press The world s kitchens open to Peter Menzel and Faith D Aluisio the intrepid couple who created the series of books called Material World As always with this couple s terse lively travelogues politics and the world economy are never far from view New York Times Book Review illuminating thought provoking and gloriously colorful Saveur magazineRichly colored and quietly composed photographs Hungry Planet is not a book about obesity or corporate villains it s something much grander Its premise is simple to the point of obvious and powerful to the point of art Salon comA fascinating nutritional and gustatory tour San Jose Mercury NewsA grand culinary voyage through our modern world a lushly illustrated anthropological study San Francisco Bay GuardianThe talked about book of the season the stories are fascinating Detroit Free PressUnique and engaging Delta Airlines Sky magazine

Other Version:

Hungry Planet

Hungry Planet Author Faith d' Aluisio
ISBN-10 1580088694
Release 2007-01
Pages 287

Material World

Material World Author Peter Menzel
ISBN-10 0871564300
Release 1994
Pages 255

What I Eat

What I Eat Author Peter Menzel
ISBN-10 0984074406
Release 2010
Pages 335