What The World Eats takes an intimate look into the shopping, growing and eating habits of families across the globe. The book profiles families from 21 countries on six continents, each posing in a large color portrait alongside a week’s worth of groceries. The cultural similarities and differences in food consumption is striking: from the fresh fish of Japan to the sparse grains of Mali to the bounty of snacks in Great Britain. Each chapter features a written summary of the weekly groceries, a family narrative (mostly about their relationship with food), facts about the various countries, photographs that highlight that food chain – such as markets, farms and street vendors – and helpful charts and graphs. Though geared towards children, it’s a fascinating read for globally-minded individuals or for anyone who has ever curiously examined the grocery carts of other shoppers. What the World Eats is like taking a trip around the world and stopping at 21 houses for dinner!