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  • Steve Caunce

    Italian families enjoy their bread, pasta, and assorted fruit. With grains a major part of the diet, along with other carbohydrate-rich foods, Italian families tend to forfeit some meal options high in protein for ‘traditional’ Italian dishes like pasta with ragu. While many of these items are fresh or even baked at home, Italian families still consume large amounts of sodas like Pepsi.

  • Lindsey

    TIME photo essay "What The World Eats" showing what families eat around the world and their weekly food budget.

  • Laura H

    Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily. Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11. Favorite foods: fish, pasta with ragu, hot dogs, ...

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