For three years, writer Faith D’Aluisio and Photographer Peter Menzel (who are also a married couple) traveled the globe together looking to discover and learn more about what average people eat on a day to day basis. Their quest would not only fill up their passports with stamps but also allow them to meet 80 people stories and diets as unique as the countries they call home.
You can read about all 80 in the book the couple released entitled What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.
Here are 10 of our favorite photos and descriptions from the book, but we encourage you to check out the whole book!
38-year-old Noolkisaruni Tarakuai from Maasai village near Narok, Kenya – 800 Calories
40-year-old Saleh Abdul Fadlallah from Cairo, Egypt – 3,200 Calories
29-year-old Willie Ishulutak from Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada – 4,700 Calories
Ahmed Ahmed Swaid from Sanaa, Yemen – 3,300 Calories
54-year-old Conrad Tolby from Effingham, Illinois– 5,400 Calories
37-year-old Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo from Tingo Village, Central Andes, Ecuador – 3,800 Calories
32-year-old Marble Moahi from Kabakae Village, Ghanzi, Botswana – 900 Calories
Seamstress Ruma Akhter from Dhaka, Bangladesh – 1,800 Calories
45-year-old Munna Kailash from Varanas, India – 2,400 Calories
Student Tiffany Whitehead from Bloomington, Minnesota – 1,900 Calories
And one more bonus shot not taken from earth…
45-year-old Leland Melvin from Outer Space – 2,700 Calories
We found it on twentytwowords.com