Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What The World Eats

Germany : The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week : 375.39 Euros or $500.07 Favorite foods: fried potatoes with onions, bacon and herring, fried noodles with eggs and cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding

United States : The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week : $341.98 Favorite foods : spaghetti, potatoes, sesame chicken

Japan : The Ukita family of Kodaira City
Food expenditure for one week : 37,699 Yen or $317.25 Favorite foods : sashimi, fruit, cake, potato chips

Italy : The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week : 214.36 Euros or $260.11 Favorite foods: fish, pasta with ragu, hot dogs, frozen fish sticks

Great Britain : The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis
Food expenditure for one week : 155.54 British Pounds or $253.15 Favorite foods : avocado, mayonnaise sandwich, prawn cocktail, chocolate fudge cake with cream

Kuwait : The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City
Food expenditure for one week : 63.63 dinar or $221.45 Family recipe: Chicken biryani with basmati rice

Mexico : The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week : 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09 Favorite foods: pizza, crab, pasta, chicken

China : The Dong family of Beijing
Food expenditure for one week : 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06 Favorite foods: fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce

Poland : The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week : 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27 Family recipe : Pig's knuckles with carrots, celery and parsnips

United States : The Caven family of California
Food expenditure for one week : $159.18 Favorite foods: beef stew, berry yogurt sundae, clam chowder, ice cream

Egypt : The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week : 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53 Family recipe: Okra and mutton

Mongolia : The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar
Food expenditure for one week : 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02 Family recipe: Mutton dumplings

Ecuador : The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week : $31.55 Family recipe: Potato soup with cabbage

Bhutan : The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week : 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03 Family recipe: Mushroom, cheese and pork

Chad : The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week : 685 CFA Francs or $1.23 Favorite foods : soup with fresh sheep meat


nick said...


Am I stunato over here or what?!?

Is it true that as food expenditure/week increases, the intake of crap and goo correspondingly increases? From what I'm reading, it looks like the lower income and less developed countries seem to be taking in better and healthier foods. Wow, doesn't that run in the face of what the mass media is feeding us all every day--that "lower income" families can't "afford" to be healthy, so they're forced to eat fast food, get fat and die young????!!!! Nothing can be further from the truth! And I feel that we Americans need to take an extra few minutes to carefully wade through the bull that we hear and read on a daily basis.

Thanks for pointing this out in such a convincing and simple manner, big guy! You're one of the few people I know who actually practices what he preaches!

Keep the fires of faith burning,

Ed said...

Tony, Great Blog, I enjoy reading it. Any chance we could get you to enable your RSS feed that relates to this blog.

This would allow me to add you to my list of blogs in my google reader, notifying me when you post a new entry.

Thanks !
by the way, I'm in my 5th week of P90X. 48yrs old 245lb <15% body fat. Loving the workout.

9_Reps said...

Great article Tony...Happy Holidays to everyone from me and Terry in NY...hope everyone has a safe and fun year-end...

-johnny and terry

Karen said...

Does Tony have any classes to attend? We have been trying to find this info out, with no success.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Horton,
Thanks for the P90X+ this holiday season. It is stellar!!