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What is eaten in one week
blog ^ | Nov 27th, 2007

Posted on 12/29/2007 6:49:59 PM PST by Coleus

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

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Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07
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United States: The Revis family of North Carolina (I really hope most American
families eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family.)

Food expenditure for one week $341.98

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Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

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Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

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Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

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Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55
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Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03
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Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

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TOPICS: Food; Society
KEYWORDS: dinner; family; food; italy; manzofamily; meals; sicily
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1 posted on 12/29/2007 6:50:00 PM PST by Coleus
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...

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2 posted on 12/29/2007 6:50:44 PM PST by Coleus (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: Coleus

Interesting post. Thanks!


3 posted on 12/29/2007 6:54:45 PM PST by Das Outsider (Apparently TB doesn't stop at the Rio Grande either.)
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To: Coleus
Purchasing Power Parity is always the best measure as to how "rich" or "poor" a person is.

I myself think that the Egyptians and Italians are eating the best, despite the cost. The family in Poland, of course, will have to adjust once the Euro enters circulation soon.

4 posted on 12/29/2007 6:57:40 PM PST by Clemenza (I NO Heart Huckabee)
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To: Coleus

This post certainly has a lot of food for thought.


5 posted on 12/29/2007 6:59:13 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Coleus
That blog has copied (without any attribution that I can see) all of the photographs and information from Time's website. This link is to the originals (and also a photograph Japanese family that the blogger didn't copy):

http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519_1373664,00.html

6 posted on 12/29/2007 7:01:21 PM PST by snowsislander
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To: Coleus

It was nice to see that the Italian family has 3 kids.


7 posted on 12/29/2007 7:01:33 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: Coleus
I really hope most American families eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family

Not when I grew up. :)

8 posted on 12/29/2007 7:02:37 PM PST by GOP_Raider (Don't panic, folks. Rush Babies Will Save America.)
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To: Pyro7480; Coleus

Finding an Italian family with more than one child is rare indeed.


9 posted on 12/29/2007 7:03:31 PM PST by Clemenza (I NO Heart Huckabee)
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To: Coleus

You all need to check out BBC America’s “You Are What You Eat.” It will change your life.


10 posted on 12/29/2007 7:03:43 PM PST by ShandaLear (Extremists always meet each other full circle.)
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To: Coleus

Fascinating!


11 posted on 12/29/2007 7:04:10 PM PST by Judith Anne (I refuse to have a tagline anymore. Nope. Not gonna do it. Won't go there.)
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To: Coleus
A. We should help those such as the family at Breidjing Camp.

B. I think I’d like to visit an Egyptian restaurant.

12 posted on 12/29/2007 7:07:28 PM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: Coleus

Very interesting! Though I have to wonder just how typical each of the families are.

I grew up as one of a large family (eight kids), and even with today’s prices, we’d never spend as much as the representative family. But we ate very little meat and a lot more things like vegetables and beans and rice and soups and homemade bread...homemade everything, really. Including really good pizza!

Packaged foods are pricey!


13 posted on 12/29/2007 7:09:25 PM PST by RosieCotton ("Anything worth doing is worth doing badly." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: ShandaLear
I’ll second that recommendation. It makes me chuckle after reading disparaging remarks about “fat Americans” in the online comments sections of UK papers.
14 posted on 12/29/2007 7:11:11 PM PST by Lil'freeper (Don't taze me, bro!)
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To: Clemenza

The Egyptians’ spread looks the tastiest to me, for sure, despite the lower cost!


15 posted on 12/29/2007 7:11:12 PM PST by RosieCotton ("Anything worth doing is worth doing badly." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Coleus

The last picture is beyond humbling.


16 posted on 12/29/2007 7:12:01 PM PST by MeekMom (Present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God.)
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To: jahp; kalee; slowry; redhead; Conservativegreatgrandma; sissyjane; ReagansShinyHair; Blue Eyes; ...
A Nutrition Ping List
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Fascinating!

17 posted on 12/29/2007 7:12:28 PM PST by Lil'freeper (Don't taze me, bro!)
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To: Coleus

So, the poorer folk have more kids. I guess that’s OK if the parents can feed them all.


18 posted on 12/29/2007 7:12:56 PM PST by matt1234
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To: Lil'freeper
It makes me chuckle after reading disparaging remarks about “fat Americans”

Er, to clarify, the show makes me chuckle...

19 posted on 12/29/2007 7:15:00 PM PST by Lil'freeper (Don't taze me, bro!)
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To: Coleus

So the message here is we’re selling food way too cheap in Chad ?

I lived (stationed) in Italy and Persian Gulf Region for almost 8 years of my 26 year career as well as SEA and other countries and food was dirt cheap. In Northern Italy near Aviano Air Base we could get a 9 course meal at Orsini’s for less than 3 dollars a person. My daily lunches and dinners locally were a dollar plus change in most cases.

In the middle east, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar etc food was as cheap but just awesome quality.

Only place where I don;t let the sun set on me or mine again is France where we paid (grudgingly) almost 12 dollars for a simple burger and soft drink....this was in 1976. I ain’t been back to that sink hole since.


20 posted on 12/29/2007 7:17:16 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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