My sister recommended a book to me called Hungry Planet so I picked up a copy and haven't put it down since.
It's a study of what families are eating all over the world and it represents families on all the continents. The authors traveled to all of these people's homes, went shopping with them for one weeks worth of groceries and then took photos of the families next to their weeks supply of food.
Then, as if that wasn't interesting enough, they break down the cost of each item and the overall weekly expenditure, include authentic recipes and explain the culture and lifestyle of each family.
I've been glued to it for days.
Some people in the book spend an average of US $350 A WEEK!
Wow, that sounds dreamy and fattening.
So if you're interested, pick up a copy. If you check my sidebar under "I Recommend" I've got a link to it on Amazon at a discount.
And don't forget tomorrow's recipe swap!!!