Have you seen these photos by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio? They show what a family eats for a week in countries around the world. They’re a quick and fascinating window in the differences in the quantity and the quality of food people eat.

Just look for a second at all the colors in this Mexican family’s food:

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Menzel Photo

And then check out the American family’s groceries. Still colorful, yeah, but the colors come from the bright packaging of processed food:

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Menzel Photo

In Mongolia, a more arid environment, the food’s more monochrome:

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Menzel Photo

And in the countries where families have fewer resources, like Ecuador, their food has less variation: They buy groceries in sacks.

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Menzel Photo

There’s a book of these photos, too. Get it!