Monday, December 04, 2006

What the World Ate for a Week

In Pictures

2006 blogathon 24 hours of blogging to raise money for food runners in san francisco on july 29th 2006
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.

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.

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.

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.

2004 | Digital Photography and White Balance Colour Correction
2005 | Comfort food for Rainy Days

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What the World Ate for a Week


  • At 3/12/06 21:18, Blogger the chocolate doctor מרת שאקאלאד said…

    Wow, Sam,

    This is amazing. I will really make sure to have a look at all of these. I have added all the snacks and smackerels of something
    I had last week, and will post the full monty shortly.

    I am relieved to be done, but it was only with great difficulty that I refrained from photographing all my meals in the subsequent days.


  • At 3/12/06 23:05, Blogger Marc said…

    Thanks for rounding up the writers' reports. Your adept alliteration absolutely accentuated our assemblages of dining details and feeding photos.

  • At 3/12/06 23:49, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ah Shucks Sam,XXX

  • At 4/12/06 00:08, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sam you have done an amazing round up and I have found some new blogs to add to my regular reads.

  • At 4/12/06 04:40, Blogger s'kat said…

    Nicely done! It sure looks like there was some good eatin' goin' on!

  • At 4/12/06 08:42, Blogger @nn said…

    Thanks Sam, this is amazing. I like to watch others food, it gives me new ideas for my own daily diary, more than anything else. You did a great job with the round up!

  • At 4/12/06 11:10, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I kept a list of everything I ate too, but did not take photos. I hope this doesn't anger you.

  • At 4/12/06 19:35, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    you must definitely read Hungry Planet (
    it's what the world eats in one week. And it's a local book, published by 10 speed I think, by some Napa photograph. It's absolutely fascinating.

  • At 5/12/06 03:05, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Sam, thanks for the terrific round-up. It's just been fascinating to see how the the rest of the blogging world eats. And I wonder if anyone else found that once the pressure was off they were itching to grab hold of the camera and start clicking again!

  • At 5/12/06 05:26, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Very interesting! Great idea, I was surprised how good everyone was...just a tiny bit of junk food was admitted too!

  • At 5/12/06 09:03, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hi sam!

    thanks for including me in your roundup. :) although my post sans picture is so much less fun than your photo journal. my goal is to try to post more pics!

  • At 5/12/06 13:04, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks for hosting this fun event. Love the collage!

  • At 7/12/06 21:53, Blogger the chocolate doctor מרת שאקאלאד said…

    Well, I think I am last--but that's life in the dessert business. Here's The Full Monty
    or, as we say in YIddish, "der gantser tsimes," which means "the full plum compote"


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