PhotographerÂ Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio (husband and wife) have satiated our curiosity in a new way, breaking down what individuals from all over the world eat in one day.
In “What I Eat: Around The World In 80 Diets,” Menzel and D’Aluisio document a stunning array of individuals’ daily sustenance (above are 10 examples of the 80 portraits found in the book). The subjects of ‘What I Eat’ run the gamut from an ascetic Hindu priestÂ and a Himba tribeswomanÂ to a professional model.
The book is arranged by the number of calories each individual consumes. Context from D’Aluisio accompanies each portrait, and essays from food experts such as Michael Pollan appear throughout the book.
On choosing to lay out food consumption at the individual level,Â Menzell told NPR: “I want people to understand their own diets better â€” and their own chemistry and their own biology. And make better decisions for themselves.”