Husband-and-wife team Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio’s new book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats explores what 30 different families in 24 countries typically eat over the course of one week. Each profile features a photo of the family with a week’s worth of groceries, as well as the cost of the food. No doubt seeing these photos serves up a hefty plate of perspective. Not only is the cost of the food fascinating, the photos also provide insight into the dietary habits and lifestyles of the citizens of the world.

Interesting how the wealthiest countries (US and Europe) are eating perhaps the unhealtiest foods (processed, sugary foods as opposed to the fresh produce and grains on the tables of many other countries).

Time has graciously served up a sampling of some of the book’s captivating images.