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Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel
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Aug 13, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, photos
Read in August, 2007

I love food and good photos and learning about different cultures, so it's no surprise I found this book so amazing. It's got photographs, essays, and stats of what one week's worth of groceries entails for different families around the world (as well as the different markets/cooking methods/customs of different cities/countries) and it is FASCINATING. It's also heartbreaking at times, when looking at the weekly food of families in largely undernourished countries. It made me think about my own diet a lot, and as a result I'm having some strangely powerful reactions to some of the meats and processed foods I used to find yummy.

A seriously good read. Even just the pictures and captions are worth making a trip to the library for.

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