From a series of photographs showing the weekly food shopping of families around the world, here’s what the Melander family of Bargteheide, Germany eats in a week [h/t James R.]:
Three kinds of beer, plenty of mineral water, meat, and of course gallons of yogurt and fruit juice. All of which is probably delicious: German consumers have high standards, so even ordinary groceries are usually quite tasty. Follow the link to see other pictures from Japan, Ecuador, Mexico, Bhutan, the U.S., and Italy.
From a cultural comparison perspective, the food’s interesting, but so is whether any (or all) of the people in the photo are smiling. Note to those unfamiliar with Germany: The Melanders are probably quite nice people, even though their facial expressions in this photo seem to range from sullen hostility to detached melancholy. Germans are just like that.