Hungry Planet photographer Peter Menzel with author and food stylist Faith D’Aluisio in Yazd, Iran. Table of Contents. India Japan Kuwait Mali Mexico United States. Bhutan Ecuador China Chad Germany Guatemala. Bhutan. Subsistence farming New electricity.
Hungry Planet photographer Peter Menzel with author and food stylist Faith D’Aluisio in Yazd, Iran
Compare the Namgay family’s diet to that of a typical family in your community.
These food items are central to the family’s diet.
This is the family’s “candy.”
What do you suppose the family grows?
The Cui family grows only about 10% of its food each year.
The Cui family grows corn in their field, yet we only see a few corncobs in this picture. This represents a week’s worth of corn for the entire family.
Why do you think this is the case?
Do you recognize these soft drinks?
Like most Chinese, the Cui family lets none of its food go to waste.
How does the Cui family get its protein?
What do you think these containers hold?
How does the weekly food supply for this German family of four compare with that of the refugee family of six you saw in the previous slides?
Jörg and Susanne buy much of the family’s food at a supermarket, but also shop at the local outdoor produce market.
Why do you think they prefer to buy their produce at the outdoor market?
Many similarities exist between German and English. Germans have also adopted some English words.
What words do you recognize on the packaging of products in this photograph?
The food pictured here represents a relatively common part of the German diet.
What is it?
The Mendoza family buys its fruits and vegetables at a local market.
What do you notice about the apparent productivity of local agriculture?
What does this pot hold?
These parts of the picture show two very common food items that Guatemalans eat on a daily basis.
What are they?
This girl is not a member of the Mendoza family.
What do you think this bottle of water is used for?
There is no meat in this photograph.
Why do you think this is the case?
These are called chapatis.
What do you think they are?
What do you think this container is used for?
What do you think the items in these small bowls are used for?
Do you know what this is?
What evidence does this photo present to indicate that Japan is an island nation?
This is the youngest daughter, Maya, age 14.
The Ukita family keeps its television on most of the time.
What role do you think exposure to numerous commercials could play in the family’s food selections?
Most food in Kuwait is imported.
What evidence does the photograph present to support this fact?
This is one of the few food items that Wafaa, the mother, buys at a small local shop rather than from a large Western-style supermarket.
Along with the abundance of food, what does this suggest about the family members’ lifestyle?
The Al Haggan family has an elevator and a staircase in their house. The two servants and the father are the only people who use the staircase. Everyone else always chooses to take the elevator.
What is this product, and where does it come from?
There is no electricity in this village.
What does this imply about the family’s food supply and meals?
This is homemade cake called ngome. The family eats a lot of ngome, and Fatoumata makes it everyday outside the house to sell to passersby.
When celebrating daughter Pai’s wedding, the Natomo family invited guests over for a party that involved dancing but no food.
Why do you think this might have been the case?
Imagine that your family has been selected to take part in a Hungry Planet photograph, just as the Revis family and the other families you’ve seen agreed to do.