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(article, Kim Carlson)
When was the last time you received a new book, opened it up, and literally didn't stop looking for two hours? That happened to me recently with What I Eat, the latest creation of Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio, who also produced another book I treasure, Hungry Planet. What I Eat is a photographic glimpse into the lives of 80 people around the world — through what they each eat on a given day. The Napa, California-based authors traveled to such far-off places as Latvia, Yemen, and Chad, and to other places in the United States, too: Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, among them. The result is a kaleidoscope of faces and settings and, most importantly here, diets. It makes for good reading — but also good discussion with friends or family. (Children love it.) [%image reference-image float=right width=400 caption="A book to savor."]For more about the book, read Deborah Madison's recent conversation with Faith D'Aluisio. Happily, the publisher of What I Eat, Ten Speed Press, has offered us three copies of the book to give away on Culinate. For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post, telling what you ate (everything you ate!) yesterday, by Friday, October 15, at noon PT. At that time, we'll draw three winners at random from all the comments we've received. Good luck, everyone!