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A Worldwide Day's Worth of Food [Copy link] 中文

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Vietnam, The Rice Farmer
Name: Nguyen Van Theo
Age: 51; Height: 5' 4"; Weight: 110 pounds
Caloric value of food this day: 2500 calories
BREAKFAST: Rice noodles, 2.7 oz. (dry weight), boiled and eaten with fish sauce, 1.5 tbsp.

LUNCH: Pork loin cooked with bean sprouts and green onion, 3.6 oz. Pork back cooked with pickled mustard greens, 3 oz. White rice, 1.4 lb.

DINNER: Pork back seasoned with fish sauce and caramel sugar, 1.6 oz. Eggs, from his chickens, fried with green onion, 2.6 oz. Spinach and spinach water broth, 5.2 oz. White rice, 1.4 lb. Homemade ruou thuoc (strong rice wine with herbs), 1.9 fl. oz.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY: Green tea, 7.8 fl. oz. Tobacco, 0.5 oz. Boiled rainwater, 1.6 qt.
In this food portrait, a pile of last year's rice straw lies in the background. It is used as fuel to boil water in the family's small kitchen. Cisterns collect rainwater for drinking and cooking.

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Egypt, The Camel Broker
Name: Saleh Abdul Fadlallah
Age: 40; Height: 5' 8"; Weight: 165 pounds
Caloric value of food this day: 3200 calories
BREAKFAST: Eggs (2), 3.8 oz., fried with butter, 1 tbsp., eaten with ful medames (fava beans cooked with garlic, lemon juice, cumin, and oil, not in picture*), 5.2 oz., and aish baladi (flat country bread), 8.6 oz. Fried potato chips, 1.3 oz. Tomatoes, 6.1 oz., with salt, 0.5 tsp. Feta cheese, 3.7 oz. Black tea, 3.8 fl. oz., with sugar, 1 tbsp. Boiled water, 7 fl. oz.

LUNCH: Goat meat broth with bone, 6.7 oz. Potato and tomato cooked with onion, garlic, cumin, Egyptian baharat (spice mixture), and oil, 6.7 oz. Soup of molokhiya (Jew's mallow), chicken stock, butter, garlic, and coriander, 4.5 oz. White rice, 7.5 oz. Black tea, 3.8 fl. oz., with sugar, 1 tbsp.

DINNER: Aish baladi, 8.6 oz. Feta cheese, 2.3 oz. White rice, 6.3 oz. Fried potato chips, 1.5 oz. Black tea, 4 fl. oz., with sugar, 1 tbsp. Boiled water, 7 fl. oz.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY: Black tea (6), 20 fl. oz., with sugar, 2.5 oz. Cleopatra king-size cigarettes, 1 pack
Although virtually all of the camels that Saleh Fadlallah sells at the camel market are sold for their meat, he rarely eats this meat himself as it's too expensive for everyday meals.
* The dish at the lower right, additional goat meat with broth, is a stand-in for the missing beans; it is not included in the calorie total.

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Ecuador, The Mountain Farmer
Name: Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo
Age: 37; Height: 5' 3"; Weight: 119 pounds
Caloric value of food this day: 3800 calories
BREAKFAST: Empanadas (fried turnovers) filled with cheese, 8.1 oz. Chapo (toasted barley and wheat flours, mixed with instant coffee, panela [hard brown sugar], and hot water), 7.5 oz. Panela mixed with hot water, 6.4 fl. oz.

LUNCH: Barley flour, added to water to make barley flour soup, 10.6 oz. Boiled potatoes with carrots and green beans, 1.4 lb.

DINNER: Salad of lettuce, potato, and carrot, 15.2 oz. Green plantain, 3.5 oz. Yellow plantain, 7.8 oz.

SNACKS AND OTHER: Roasted potatoes, 1.4 lb. Machica (toasted barley and wheat flours), added to hot water and eaten throughout the day, 4.6 oz. Water from a nearby spring, for cooking, 2.1 qt.
A subsistence farmer and mother of eight, Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo prepares all of the family's meals while kneeling on an earthen floor, cooking over an open fire of sticks and straw. The hard manual labor of farming and shepherding at an elevation above 11,000 feet, as well as cooking and caring for the children, requires a substantial number of calories. Her family doesn't eat the animals they raise — only sell them to buy what they don't grow or have on hand.

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Spain, The Shepherd
Name: Miguel Ángel Martín Cerrada
Age: 47; Height: 5' 7.5"; Weight: 154 pounds
Caloric value of food this day: 3800 calories
BREAKFAST: Lamb, 8.2 oz. (raw weight), cooked with olive oil, 1 tbsp. Tocino de panceta (cured pork belly), 2.9 oz. Baguette, 5.3 oz. Coffee, 3.2 fl. oz., with sugar, 2 tsp. Mahou Clasica beer, 11.2 fl. oz.

WHILE SHEPHERDING: Cold omelet with canned tuna, 9.8 oz. Baguette, 5.3 oz. Mahou Clasica beer (3), 33.6 fl. oz.

DINNER: Merluza (hake, a saltwater fish), 9.5 oz. (raw weight), pan-fried with olive oil, 1 tbsp., after being cooked in a garlic and herb broth, 4.9 fl. oz., with potato and green onion (not in picture), and salt, 9.6 oz. Mahou Clasica beer, 11.2 fl. oz.

SNACKS AND OTHER: Banana, 4.3 oz. Orange, 5.7 oz. Malaga Virgen muscatel (sweet wine made from muscat grapes, similar to port) (2), 5.1 fl. oz.
Miguel Ángel Martín Cerrada drinks beer at breakfast and dinner, and also during the day while shepherding his hundreds of sheep and goats, saying it helps to keep him warm. He butchers an animal or two a month to keep his family supplied with meat.

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California, USA, The US Army Soldier
Name: Curtis Newcomer
Age: 20; Height: 6' 5"; Weight: 195 pounds
Caloric value of food this day: 4000 calories
MESS HALL BREAKFAST: Corned beef hash, 2.2 oz. Scrambled egg, 3 oz. Bacon, 0.7 oz. Apple, 6 oz. Otis Spunkmeyer cookie, chocolate chip, 2.3 oz.

LUNCH MRE: (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) ham and shrimp jambalaya, 8 oz. (dry weight) MRE vegetable and cheese omelet, 8 oz. (dry weight) MRE shredded potatoes with bacon, 5 oz. (dry weight) MRE cinnamon scone, 2 oz. MRE toaster pastry, strawberry, 1.6 oz. MRE crackers, 1.3 oz. MRE Pangea World Bakers pound cake, vanilla, 2.5 oz. MRE dairy shake fortified with calcium and vitamin D, strawberry, powdered, 3.5 oz. (dry weight) MRE orange carbohydrate electrolyte beverage, powdered, 1.5 tbsp. (dry weight) MRE Crystal Light red tea, 0.5 tsp. (dry weight) MRE jam, blackberry, 2 tbsp. Frank's Red Hot pepper sauce, 1.5 tbsp.

MESS HALL DINNER: Shrimp scampi, 2.7 oz., with Parmesan cheese, 0.5 tsp., and Frank's Red Hot pepper sauce, 1.5 tbsp. White bread, 2.5 oz. Salad of lettuce and tomato, 2.4 oz. Peas, canned, 1.8 oz. Del Monte fruit cocktail, lite, 4 oz. Famous Amos cookies, chocolate chip, 2 oz.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY: Gatorade sports drink (3), 1.1 qt. Deja Blue bottled water (5), 2 gal. (also used to hydrate the drink powders and all MREs) Cigarettes (in sleeve pocket), 1 pack
Curtis Newcomer, photographed here at Fort Irwin, reported that he generally eats double MRE rations, but he's not gaining weight from them. When this food portrait was taken, he was preparing for his second deployment to Iraq.

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Japan, The Bike Messenger
Name: Yajima Jun
Age: 26; Height: 6'; Weight: 180 pounds
Caloric value of food this day: 4800 calories
BREAKFAST: Salmon fillet, 3.5 oz. White rice, 12.7 oz. Egg, 2.2 oz., scrambled and eaten with natto (fermented soybeans), 1.6 oz., and soy sauce, 2 tsp. Umeboshi (pickled ume plums), tuna flavored (2), 0.7 oz. Kagome vegetable juice, 6.8 fl. oz.

LUNCH ON THE BIKE: Homemade onigiri (rice balls wrapped in seaweed), 1.1 lb., stuffed with ume plums and yukari (pickled red shiso leaves, dried and powdered), 1 tbsp. Steamed white bread, 6.7 oz. Yamazaki apple pie, 4.4 oz. Coca-Cola, 16.9 fl. oz.

DINNER: Fried chicken, 10.1 oz. White rice, 1.5 lb. Miso soup (not in picture), 8 fl. oz. Budweiser beer, 11.8 fl. oz.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY: Amino Vital supplements, 0.1 oz. Pocari Sweat sports drink, 16.9 fl. oz. Kirin green tea, 16.9 fl. oz. Georgia Espresso Caffe coffee, with whole milk and sugar (3), 19.3 fl. oz. Boiled water, 10 fl. oz. Vittel bottled water (5), 2.6 qt.
In a typical workday, Yajima Jun spends nine-hours on his bike, five to six days a week. His workday meals are eaten on the run and packaged for speed. Many of the snacks and drinks he eats during the day are obtained from vending machines, which are ubiquitous in Tokyo.

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Iran, The Baker
Name: Akbar Zareh
Age: 48; Height: 5' 3"; Weight: 143 pounds
Caloric value of food this day: 4900 calories
BREAKFAST: Hard-boiled eggs (2), 4.2 oz. Sabzi khordan (fresh herb mix) with radishes, 3.2 oz. Nan-e taftoon (light, crusty flat bread), 10 oz. Black tea, 8.5 fl. oz., with sugar, 2 tsp.

SNACKS THROUGH THE DAY, GRABBED AS HE WORKS: Khoshk yazdi (flat cracker bread, the type he bakes to sell, eaten fresh), 1.5 lb. Tomatoes, 5.3 oz.; Grapes, 13.8 oz. Pomegranate, from the tree outside his bakery, 15.3 oz.

DINNER: Kabab koobideh (lamb kebab), 5.2 oz. White rice, 14 oz. Yogurt, 10.6 oz. Nan-e taftoon, 10 oz.

LATE EVENING: Whole milk, hot, 6.8 fl. oz.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY: Boiled water, 3.2 qt.
Working alone in his small bakery, Akbar Zareh is a perpetual motion machine throughout the day, seven days a week, fueling himself with his own flat bread and quick snacks of vegetables and fruit.

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