"Australia, One Week's Food"
family with a week's worth of food in their kitchen (approximately $387 USD)
in Riverview, Australia. This family is one of 30
in 24 countries photographed for a self-assigned book project, Hungry Planet:
What the World Eats, Fall 2005.
For the first time in the
history of our planet more people are overfed than
underfed. At the same time, we are witnessing the greatest change in global
diets since the invention of agriculture ten thousand years ago. How are
these extraordinary transformations working out on family dinner tables? To
portray this juncture in our history, we (myself and my wife, Faith
D'Aluisio, a writer) visited 30 families in 24 countries on every continent
but Antarctica, talking with them over the cooking fire, accompanying them to
food markets and stores, sharing meals whenever possible. At the end of our
visit, we created a portrait of each family, surrounded by a week's worth of
food. The results (including detailed grocery lists of the week's food with
prices; family recipes; and personal field notes will be published in a book,
Hungry Planet: What The World Eats, to appear in fall 2005.