Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio, have spent a huge part of their life together traveling the world meeting numerous people from walks of life that differ from their own.

Typically, after spending time with these families, they would ask permission to photograph them next to their daily diets.

To their surprise the caloric intake differed greatly between people all over the world and thus this project was born.

What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets has 65 more portraits and hundreds of daily life photos;

a complete list of each person’s food, with weights;

information about each person (age, height and weight plus personal history);

statistics about the country;

and related essays by experts.

Below are a few of the images from the book. Show this to a friend to see what they think.

Varanas, India – 2,400 Calories

45-year-old Munna Kailash is a bicycle rickshaw driver, earning roughly $4-5 USD each day…

How-Much-Food-1 Bloomington, Minnesota – 1,900 Calories

Student Tiffany Whitehead is an amusement park ride supervisor at the Mall of America…
How-Much-Food-2Sanaa, Yemen – 3,300 Calories

Ahmed Ahmed Swaid makes his living selling chewable qat leaves out of plastic bags…
How-Much-Food-2Effingham, Illinois– 5,400 Calories

54-year-old Conrad Tolby is a long-distance truck driver…
How-Much-Food-4Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada – 4,700 Calories

29-year-old Willie Ishulutak is a soapstone carver who can create two or three carvings in a single day, selling for $100 apiece…
How-Much-Food-5Fort Irwin, California – 4,000 Calories

Soldier Curtis Newcomer poses at the US Army’s National Training Center in the Mojave Desert…
How-Much-Food-6Caracas, Venezuela – 4,000 Calories

High school student Katherine Navas’ family runs an internet and copy shop in the nation’s capital…
How-Much-Food-7Maasai village near Narok, Kenya – 800 Calories

38-year-old Noolkisaruni Tarakuai is the third out of four wives of a Maasai Chief…
How-Much-Food-8Outer Space – 2,700 Calories

45-year-old Leland Melvin posed for an especially unusual photo when he was in space on a mission as a NASA astronaut…
How-Much-Food-9New York City – 2,400 Calories

23-year-old Mariel Booth is a model and student…
How-Much-Food-10Tingo Village, Central Andes, Ecuador – 3,800 Calories

37-year-old Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo is a farmer and mother of eight children who cooks over a hearth on an earthen floor…
How-Much-Food-11Cairo, Egypt – 3,200 Calories

40-year-old Saleh Abdul Fadlallah works in a market outside Cairo as a camel broker…
How-Much-Food-12Dhaka, Bangladesh – 1,800 Calories

Seamstress Ruma Akhter lives with her parents and three siblings in a rented 10-by-10-foot room…
How-Much-Food-13Caviana, Amazonas, Brazil – 3,400 Calories

49-year-old Solange Da Silva Correia is the wife of a rancher and has no running water…
How-Much-Food-14Kabakae Village, Ghanzi, Botswana – 900 Calories

32-year-old Marble Moahi is a mother who has HIV…
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