Ever wonder what a typical day of eating looks like for ordinary people around the world? Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio have, and the result is their new book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets (Ten Speed Press, 2010; $40), which chronicles the couple’s three-year journey through 30 countries, capturing in words and photos the foods that people across the globe consume. From a bike messenger in Japan and a Maasai herdswoman in Kenya to a coal miner in Kentucky and a bullfighter in Spain, this remarkable collection details every item consumed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Adding substance to these comparative profiles, the authors have also included essays on food politics, nutrition, and the culture of cooking from experts, academics, chefs, and other food luminaries.
Available from Amazon for $29.