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[url=http://www.popoonworld.com/whatiseaten.html]It is about time we get a few Equadorian restaurants to show us how it should be done. Look at the happy faces.[/url]
MMmmm, this made me hungry.
It's fascinating to see a week's worth of food in one place. I think this is a photo essay originally published in The Walrus called [url=http://www.walrusmagazine.com/articles/2007.01-photo-essay-weekly-grocer... Weekly Bread.[/url] I remember flipping through it and really enjoying the comparison and contrast across photos. The piles of vegetables and beverages in particular look huge in many of the pictures!
It was originally a photoessay and became a book, or vice-versa; I don't think it was originally Canadian.
By the way, the German family were eating a lot of organics. I would too if I could afford it, and for that reason when I have money my grocery bill is on the high side, although I don't buy pre-prepared foods and eat a lot of fresh produce.
Hmm, although I sure wouldn't want to eat some of the first world junque, I would NOT be happy with the Ecuadorean family's monotonous diet, to say nothing of the still poorer people. The Chadian family had a better standard of living when they were farming/keeping livestock and not in a refugee camp - their favourite food is a goat-meat and vegetable stew, and alas I see neither hide nor hair of it in the little they have to eat.
I got a kick out of the German family's spread. First of all, did you see how many cartons of juice they had there? Just for ONE WEEK!? Wow.
I was also amused at the teenager in the picture. She does NOT look happy to be there. [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img]
P.S. It says in the Walrus spread that the mother of the German family would LIKE to only eat organics, but it's too expensive.
[ 14 February 2008: Message edited by: Michelle ]
This is interesting. I've seen it before, on television I think. As a single guy, I spend about $100. a week on groceries. $35. of that is on pomegranite juice alone. It really is wonderful stuff. My blood pressure has gone down 22 points since I started drinking a bottle of it every day in July. It tastes kind of weird, like it's alive. This may sound insane, but whenever I'm drinking it, I always picture an anthropomorphic pomegranite family in a dank cell, as jack-booted thugs come to take the baby pomegranites away to the crusher. The parent pomegranites are prostrate with grief as their babies are ripped from their bosom, crying for their mom and dad, until they are fed into the crusher, and the only sound is silence.
Yikes! I think you want to let the blood pressure up a little... [img]biggrin.gif" border="0[/img]
AND what has he been smokin' huh?
Yup. Available in South Asian stores. Those who do not prepare South Asian meals can always put in in their bowl of cereal, with milk (like raisins). More sphisticated? Try it with a couscous salad.
The fruit is not exclusive to South Asia. I mentioned S.A. stores because that is where I found dried pomegranate.
[ 14 February 2008: Message edited by: adam stratton ]
I've never had couscous. But it's fun to say. Sounds kinda dirty too. My last girlfriend wouldn't couscous unless she had a few bacardi 151s in her, but man, it was worth the wait!
It is a funny name even for North Africans themselves. That is because it is a Berber name. (Berbers, as many know, are the aboriginals of North Africa, thought to be of Nordic descent).
Some Berbers are blondish, others are Mediterranean or black or all of-the-above, but noone knows who or where they came from originally, beyond their languages being related to other north African and Semitic ones. Pedanto-meter off again and back to the originally scheduled programming, it's harder to find decent pomegranites out here than before.
[ 14 February 2008: Message edited by: Erik Redburn ]
You are probably right that these pictures are older. It seemed to me too that I had seen some of them before, but can not remember where and when.
Hmm, although I sure wouldn't want to eat some of the first world junque, I would NOT be happy with the Ecuadorean family's monotonous diet, to say nothing of the still poorer people.
But the issue is sustainabillity. And the Ecuadorian diet seems to be sustainable. It might seem monotonous to us, but that is probably because we have been living beyond our 'environmental' means.
I like the ecuadorian family picture still the best. A sod building that anyone can make from local materials without having to get a lifetime bank loan. A little wood fired cooking place that does not require electric or gas supply lines and no utility bills. no plastic bottles, no factory packaged goods that require a huge infrastructure. Although the little kid on the right has these blue gum boots that seem out of place.
If they have a few lamas in the back, they have wool for felting their own black hats too. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]
In a slightly different project, the BBC is [url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/7287793.stm]tracking the eating habits of six families around the world,[/url] to investigate the effects of rising food prices.
Am I the only one who finds that photo essay very disturbing?
Originally posted by Farmpunk:[b]Am I the only one who finds that photo essay very disturbing?[/b]
I find it thought provoking on many levels and yes disturbing on some accounts especially if you compare say the Chadian family picture with the American picture.
What exactly do you find disturbing about it?