• asked 20 people from 20 countries to photograph their fridges and reveal more about what’s inside.
  • Some fridges are organized, while others describe theirs as "controlled chaos."
  • People's favorite treats include fruit, jalapeno peppers, and almond butter.

Argentina

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"We try not to be wasteful with food. If any food remains, we reheat it the next day and any leftovers go to the dog."

Bangladesh

"Our fridge can be set to different temperatures. We have it set between 1°C and 4°C. All our cooked foods are kept in the coldest part of the fridge, along with raw meats and fish. Milk, cheese, yogurts and butter are all placed in a slightly less cool part of the fridge. There are three market places near our house. Most of the time we visit the Mistripara Market for our food shopping." —

"My husband goes food shopping and pays for it. He goes two or three times a week."

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Bulgaria

"Our fridge isn't very organized and we tend to go by the motto 'put it wherever you find space.' This often means stacking items on top of each other."

Colombia

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"For me, green apples are a must, as are plain yogurt and chicken breast."

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Ecuador

"We always have tomatoes, onions, shrimp and soy meat in the fridge. A treat for us is low sugar chocolate."

England

"I've decided to stop growing vegetables because of the very warm summers we are experiencing in England."

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Finland

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"We love condiments and pickled items like mustard, soy, chili sauce, fish sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, lemon juice, capers, ginger, cucumbers, and eggs."

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Ireland

"Our kids are both intolerant to dairy so we often have some homemade sweet treats in the fridge. At the moment we have dairy-free millionaires' shortbread. My daughter's favourite meal is eggs and avocado so we always have eggs in." — Duncan from

"To try and reduce wastage each time we do a new shop, we move any old veg into one drawer and have the new veg in the other."

"We have a veg patch where we grow some of our own food. This year we had a lot of courgettes, runner beans, strawberries and tomatoes. A good portion of our wasted food comes from the kids not finishing meals. This ends up in the dog, so it isn’t really wasted."

Kenya

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"To get our food we use public service vehicles (locally known as matatus) that pick and drop passengers from one point to the next."

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Mexico

"I always have non-dairy milk, bread, veggies, and some kind of spicy sauce or salsa. I don’t usually buy a lot of treats for myself, I usually just have almond butter."

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Pakistan

"For us a treat would be a banana or an apple, or sometimes cake."

Palestinian Territories

"I love sweetcorn and I use it in my salads. I also love foods like Tiland chicken, which I use on pizza and in Turkish pie."

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Poland

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"Honestly, it’s more of a controlled chaos than any kind of a system."

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Romania

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"Special treats in our fridge are peanut butter, chocolate, and honey."

"My parents grow food that we eat, but mostly we shop at the supermarket.

We are very careful not to waste food, so we usually don’t buy more than we need for a few days. Very little of our food is wasted; maybe around 5%. Mostly we shop from a place that’s under 1km away, and sometimes to a couple other supermarkets that are under four kilometers [2.49 miles] from us."

Russia

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"A special treat would be yogurts or sausages."

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Ukraine

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"Food essentials for us are milk, chicken, fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, coconut oil, butter, and cottage cheese."

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Uruguay

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"Treats are generally fruit such as strawberries. Other times it can be apple dessert or dulce de leche (caramel)."

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United States

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"We have a few canvas bags that we put shopping in. Our town actually charges for paper and plastic bags, so we fell into the habit."

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Venezuela

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"I only waste a tiny bit of food in preparation, but leftovers are always eaten."

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Wales

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"Treats for me are spicy sauces and jalapenos."

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