"Success isn't always about 'greatness.' It's about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come." - Dwayne Johnson
The Brown family of Riverview, Australia with a week's worth of food: Doug Brown, 54, and his wife Marge, 52, with their daughter Vanessa, 32, and her children, Rhy, 12, Kayla, 15, John, 13, and Sinead, 5. The length of the Brown's grocery list changes depending on whether Vanessa and her children are living with them at the moment. Cooking methods: electric stove, microwave, and BBQ. Food preservation: refrigerator-freezer. Favorite foods- Doug: "Anything anyone else cooks." Marge: yogurt. Sinead: Mackas (McDonald's). Food expenditure for one week: $457.04 USD (adjusted for inflation).
The Dong family in the living room of their one-bedroom apartment in Beijing, China, with a week's worth of food. Favorite foods: fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce. Food expenditure for one week: 1,233.76 Yuan or $188.26 (adjusted for inflation).
In the kitchen of their apartment in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, the Manzo family: Giuseppe, 31, Piera Marretta, 30, and their sons (left to right) Mauritio, 2, Pietro, 9, and Domenico, 7 stand and sit around a week's worth of food. Cooking methods: gas stove, microwave. Food preservation: refrigerator-freezer. Favorite foods: Giuseppe (who is a fishmonger): fish. Piera and Domenico: pasta with ragú (meat sauce). Pietro: hot dogs. Mauritio: frozen fish sticks. Food expenditure for one week: $315.80 USD.
The Çelik family in the main room of their three-room apartment in Istanbul, Turkey, with a week's worth of food. Mêhmêt Çelik, 40, stands between his wife Melahat, 33 (in black), and her mother, Habibe Fatma Kose, 51. Sitting on the couch are their children (back to front) Mêtin, 16, Semra, 15, and Aykut, 8. Cooking method: gas stove. Food preservation: refrigerator-freezer. Food expenditure for one week: $177.11 USD (adjusted for inflation).
The Casales family in the open-air living room of their home in Cuernavaca, Mexico, with a week's worth of food. Marco Antonio, 29, and Alma Casales Gutierrez, 30, stand with baby Arath, 1, between them. At the table are their older children, Emmanuel, 7, and Bryan, 5. Cooking method: gas stove. Food preservation: refrigerator-freezer. Favorite foods: Marco Antonio: pizza. Alma: crab. Emmanuel: pasta. Bryan: crab and candy. Arath: chicken. Food expenditure for one week: $229.57 USD.
The Revis family in the kitchen of their home in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina, with a week's worth of food. Ronald Revis, and Rosemary Revis, stand behind Rosemary's sons from her first marriage, Brandon Demery, (left), and Tyrone Demery. Food expenditure for one week: $415.19 (adjusted for inflation). Favorite foods: spaghetti, potatoes, sesame chicken.
Image Credit: "MetabolicPathTreemap" by Julia Schüler
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