What I'm Reading


My husband and I got this amazing book at the library today. For nearly 2 hours, we sat on the couch looking at the tables from around the world. Oddly, the price of cigarettes and pet food was included. The areas with less meat and more fresh vs. processed food had the lowest obesity and diabetes rates. My husband asked how we compared to the 3 families in the US and I was pleased to say we are on the low end regarding cost. Meat free and soft drink free with heavy emphasis on baking and home cooking left me feeling that we are better off than our American, British and French peers shown in the book. Only with the Indian family did we notice a comparable use of spice and equal emphasis on bread and vegetables.