What the world eats- what country is your house like?

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figwit Sat 27-Apr-13 21:32:33

What the world eats

I would like to think we eat like Italy or Mexico, in reality tis more like USA or UK

MoelFammau Wed 01-May-13 02:05:02

Probably somewhere between Italy and Australia. Less meat and no soft drinks - only tea, coffee and water in our house! But a lot more bananas.

TanteRose Wed 01-May-13 02:47:06

re: Japan - I am not sure if your average Japanese family even eats that much fish...

lots of packets is not surprising - although, looking at the photo, it looks like packets of buckwheat noodles, breadcrumbs, tofu, packets of miso soup, fish/seaweed/sesame mix for rice etc., so not exactly unhealthy.

The mum in the photo is holding a big bag of rice which is the staple food.

Veggies in season and local are not particular expensive in Japan, but fruit can be (compared to the UK)
Imported bananas are cheap-ish (100yen/60p for a bunch), pineapples are about £1.50 each, local oranges are about £1.30 for six, local strawberries about £2.50 a punnet

the famously expensive melons etc. (£100 -200 or more, each!) are not really for ordinary people - they are bought by companies as gifts for other companies etc. Or by the mega-rich.

LazyMonkeyButler Wed 01-May-13 12:08:10

I'm more Mexico or Italy but DH & the DCs are more US! blush

The Chad one is quite sad.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 05-May-13 22:13:38

See these photos are now headline in the Daily Fail...Hmmm.

BiddyPop Wed 08-May-13 13:30:20

We're sorta in between Mexico (but lot less coke), Germany and Italy, but kinda Canadian too. And partly Indian thrown in too - lots of spices etc.

Lots of fresh fruit and veg, some meat and some fish, mix of rice/pasta/potatoes, not a huge amount of bread, lots of milk and cheese, some fizzy drinks but lots of squash and fruit juice too, tea and coffee are staples, and some beer and wine as well. Not too much pre-processed food (but we are not saints with everything from scratch). DD would have (HM) pizza probably once a week.

I am currently working on clearing out cupboards, so realised that the German au pair is using a lot of tomato sauces (as that's what's run short of very fast) and almost no curries (despite loving them when we cook). So I need to work on the curries and Chinese sauces we have, as well as the wide variety of weird things that have been gathered over the years, and a glut of tinned coconut milk.

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