What the World Eats
Ten Speed Press, Hardcover, 9781580086813, 287pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2005
2006 James Beard Cookbook of the Year The Splendid Table Book of the Year
2005 Harry Chapin Media Award
finalist for the 2006 IACP Cookbook AwardReviews
"Arresting, 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 Post While 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 Review* This 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 Today Grabs 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 Magazine Richly 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.com A fascinating nutritional and gustatory tour. San Jose Mercury News
A grand culinary voyage through our modern world...a lushly illustrated anthropological study. San Francisco Bay Guardian
The talked-about book of the season...the stories are fascinating. Detroit Free Press
Unique and engaging Delta Airlines Sky magazine.
Peter Menzel is a photographer known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment. His award-winning photographs have been published in "Life, " "National Geographic, " "Smithsonian, " the "New York Times Magazine, " "Time, " "Stern, " "GEO, " and "Le Figaro." Together with Faith D'Aluisio, he is the co-creator of the books "Material World: A Global Family Portrait" and "Women in the Material World;" and is the co-author of "Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects."