What the World Ate for a Week
The week before last, I photographically recorded everything I ate and posted the results on this blog. I suggested that anyone else who was interested in the challenge should join me. And I was happy to find that there are 24 other slightly crazy people in the world who attempted to snap a shot of their every mouthful over the course of Thanksgiving Week too. Check each one of them out, the links are listed below. It really is fascinating to see how different peoples' diets really are:
Marc from Mental Masala munched on pumpkin-pecan-spiral bread, persimmons, pepato cheese, pink lady apples, pecans and paneer.
Sean from Hedonia consumed cannoli, cape codder, clam casino, cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, chard, chablis and Coca-Cola.
Stephanie of Dispensing Happiness downed bagels, boca burgers, hash browns, beans, browned potatoes and vegetarian bacon.
Audrey of Berry Simple, with her visiting mum in tow noshed on sandwiches, coffees, fruits and desserts.
Palette of Planet Berry favoured brown sugar, bananas, boiled egg, Bulgarian sheeps milk feta and lots of great sounding wine.
Culinarily Curious chronicled 42 different items at home, at work, at restaurants. In bright light and in candlelight. Alone, with family, and with friends.
Lucy of Stuff and Nonsense announced "Yesterday evening, with a small sigh of relief, I photographed the last meal in my week of keeping a pictorial food diary. It was a most satisfying dinner of cold roast lamb leftovers, a hot baked potato with labneh (yoghurt cheese) and a mixed green salad, followed by a slice of chocolate cake and a big glass of red."
s'kat and the food is a beautifully presented slideshow that might just make you hungry.
Anita at Married With Dinner feasted on “…the more photogenic option among equally appealing choices.”
Does Cookiecrumb over at I'm Mad and I Eat really survive on a diet of wine and gummi bears? Head over to Marin and find out.
Amy at Amy's Pickles concluded "I live on tea, wine and vegetables. I never eat traditional breakfast food unless I am at a restaurant, and my obsession with food clearly comes from my family. When we get together we talk and eat, eat and talk, and most of what we talk about is what we have eaten, would like to eat, or whatever we are eating at the time."
Ok, so it is written in Dutch, but Anna's Adventures look good all the same. That's the universal language of food speaking.
Elise of Simply Recipes polished off pomegramate seeds, pomegranate juice, pizza, pork tamales and grasshopper pie before she caught flu. Hope you are feeling better now Elise.
Saucy Joe Sullivan of BBQ, Wine & The Good Life supped on sandwiches, steamed spinach, Shiraz, shrimp scampi, Sam Adams, sweet potato, squash-leek soup, strawberry and sweet ale.
The Chocolate Lady is a little embarassed to admit she finds it "very difficult to face the great bounding, prancing, snorting bull that is the morning without turning on the blender to grind up my hemp seed and soy milk drink". She also recorded "All the tea I Drank Last Week" and "Every Single Cup of Coffee, Milk, or Chocolate" too.
My friend, Jennifer, at Cookin' in the 'Cuse had a pretty good excuse, for bailing out of the project on Saturday, but not before she'd taken a lot of tasty food pictures.
Shelly, winner of one of my Menu for Hope prizes last year and now blogging about food at An Open Cupboard where she has put together a great set of slides with cute little comments on each. A woman after my own heart.
Annes Gazette is another Dutch Blog with good looking food such as "de dino chicken nuggets van maandag zijn Ben zijn favoriet, de Italian sausage van dinsdag vinden ze allemaal lekker, de quiche van woensdag was improvisatie met de restjes van broccoli en worst..." You'd better just go and take a gander at her photoset for a full translation.
Bee of One More Bite slurped down Cheddar & Broccoli soup, Cucumber, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Coffee, Cranberry Bread and a Croissant with Raspberry Jam.
Yoony at Immaeatchu was one of the earliest takers for recording everything you eat. The list carries on at her blog.
Lovely Jen at Life Begins at 30 has a realistic approach: "not all food photos are pretty".
Fellow Brit Andrew from Spitton fared on many find foods and wines. Mmmmmmmm. But I really have to take him to task (again) about choosing Vegemite over Marmite. What kind of Brit is he?
And what kind of Brit is my sweet sister, Beccy who blogs in Ireland at Peppermint Tea and only managed half a challenge? She says she feels inadequate, but there is no need, she is the best sister in the world afterall.
Last but not least, there is my wonderful mum, Chris of Ms Cellania who is perhaps the only blogger in this challenge who managed to eat in no less than three countries in one week. You go mum. When can I retire, puh-lease? You're living the life of riley!
Thanks to everyone who took part!
PS - If I left anyone out from the roundup please email me and I will add you to the list as soon as I have a chance.