Hungry Planet What the World Eats

ISBN-10: 0984074422
ISBN-13: 9780984074426
Edition: 2007
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Description: The age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform eating habits worldwide. HUNGRY PLANET profiles 30 families  More...

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Material World Books
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 11.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

The age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform eating habits worldwide. HUNGRY PLANET profiles 30 families from around the world--including Bosnia, Chad, Egypt, Greenland, Japan, the United States, and France--and offers detailed descriptions of weekly food purchases; photographs of the families at home, at market, and in their communities; and a portrait of each family surrounded by a week's worth of groceries. Featuring photo-essays on international street food, meat markets, fast food, and cookery, this captivating chronicle offers a riveting look at what the world really eats. The paperback edition of the 2006 James Beard Book of the Year featuring a photojournalistic survey of 30 families from 24 countries and the food they eat during the course of one week. Winner of the 2006 James Beard Award for writings on food, finalist for the 2006 IACP Cookbook Award for food reference/technical, and winner of the 2005 Harry Chapin Media Award. Includes more than 300 photographs plus essays on the politics of food by Marion Nestle, Michael Pollan, Charles C. Mann, Alfred W. Crosby, Francine R. Kaufman, Corby Kummer, and Carl Safina. The hardcover edition has sold 40,000 copies.Awards 2006 James Beard Cookbook of the YearThe Splendid Table Book of the Year 2005 Harry Chapin Media Award finalist for the 2006 IACP Cookbook Award Reviews"The photos are at once charming and astonishing in their honesty."-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"A treasure trove of information . . . The photographs alone are worth the price of admission."-Travel Girl"Arresting, beautiful, enlightening and infinitely human, this is a collection of full-page photos of families around the world surrounded by what they eat in a single week -- from Bhutan to San Antonio. Read the illuminating statistics and the essays. This is a book for the family and for the classroom. You won't see the same old "aren't we better than them" attitude, nor will you be shamed. This book reminds us that what we eat is the simplest, yet most profound, thread that ties us together."-Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Host of American Public Media's Public Radio Program, The Splendid Table."the politics of food at its most poignant and provocative. A coffee table book that will certainly make coffee interesting." Washington Post"While the photos are extraordinary--fine enough for a stand-alone volume--it's the questions these photos ask that make this volume so gripping. This is a beautiful, quietly provocative volume." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"This book of portraits reveals a planet of joyful individuality, dispiriting sameness, and heart-breaking disparity. It's a perfect gift for the budding anti-globalists on your list" -Bon Appetit"[A] unique photographic study of global nutrition" USA Today"Grabs your attention for the startlingly varied stories it tells about how people feed themselves around the world. Its contents are based on detailed research, beautifully photographed, presented with often disturbing clarity." -Associated Press"The world's kitchens open to Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio, the intrepid couple who created the series of books called Material World.... As always with this couple's terse, lively travelogues, politics and the world economy are never far from view." -New York Times Book Review "illuminating, thought-provoking, and gloriously colorful" Saveur magazine"Richly colored and quietly composed photographs....Hungry Planet is not a book about obesity or corporate villains; it's something much grander. Its premise is simple to the point

Faith D'Aluisio is a former television news producer. Her documentary and news series pieces have won regional and national awards from the Headlines Foundation, United Press International, Associated Press, and the Radio-Television News Directors Association. Together with Peter Menzel, she is the co-creator of the books Material World: A Global Family Portrait and Women in the Material World; and is the co-author of Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.

Peter Menzel is an internationally known photojournalist who writes many of his books in collaboration with his wife, Faith D'Aluisio. Titles of some include "Material World: A Global Family Portrait," "Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects" (the writing of which required the two to actually devour bugs), and "Women in the Material World."

Marion Nestleis Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She is the author ofWhat to Eatand, from UC Press,Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; andPet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine. Malden Nesheim is Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. He is coauthor (with Marion Nestle) ofFeed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Catand (with Ann L. Yaktine) of the Institute of Medicine reportSeafood Choices: Balancing Benefits and Risks.

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