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Hungry Planet : What the World Eats

by Faith D'Aluisio; Peter Menzel
| Item # Q5620
Hungry Planet : What the World Eats Q5620
Format: Paperback
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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.Awards 2006 James Beard Cookbook of the YearThe Splendid Table Book of the Year 2005 Harry Chapin Media Award finalist for the 2006 IACP Cookbook Award Reviews"The photos are at once charming and astonishing in their honesty." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A treasure trove of information . . . The photographs alone are worth the price of admission. Travel Girl 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

Product Information

  • AuthorFaith D'Aluisio; Peter Menzel
  • Page Count288
  • ISBN100984074422
  • ISBN139780984074426
  • PublisherTen Speed Press
  • Year Published2007
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectCookery / food & drink etc
    Food & society
    Diets & dieting

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