Show me your fridge and I‘ll tell you who you are. Wait, I think this saying was about friends. Actually, when you think about it, a fridge is quite a good friend, especially in lockdown. It‘s something you can rely on at least 3 times a day, and it never disappoints. And you would be surprised how much a fridge can reveal about you, even beyond your eating habits!

German designer, photographer, and gluten-free, healthy food lover Sandra Juncker decided to peek into people’s fridges around the world to find out how much the contents of a fridge can tell about their lives.

What does your fridge tell about you? Let us know in the comments!

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#1

Germany, 2012

Germany, 2012

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Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
3 months ago

is that drawer on the bottom filled with kinder suprises!

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Since 2012, people from London, Cape Town, Pretoria, Istanbul, Madrid, Paris, and Berlin have opened their fridges to the whole world, and this is the result so far―a colorful archive of fridges and their proud owners. These people are of different personalities, nationalities, cultures, traditions, ages, and social statuses and Juncker tried to capture the link between these factors and the contents of these people’s fridges.

“So what does this tell us about the people who use these fridges? Do we have a special system filling it? What belongs in our fridges and what do we eat? Is there any difference or similarity between different cultures, countries, ages, or flat sharing? Do we keep leftovers and how do we store them?” These are just a few of the questions Juncker was interested in when she started the project.

#2

Pretoria, South Africa, 2016

Pretoria, South Africa, 2016

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
3 months ago

I would like to clarify things on behalf people living in south africa, we do not keep cake mix, corn flour, stock cubes, green tea, oats and a bunch of other things in this picture in the fridge. We do not know this woman and why she does the things that she does.

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#3

London, UK, 2017

London, UK, 2017

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Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone likes their broccoli :D

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Letting someone into your fridge can be a very intimate moment as it can reveal more than just how often you eat your fruit and vegetables. It can show how well-organized and tidy you are, if you are vegetarian or vegan, and speak about your lifestyle in general. It seems inaccurate to judge people based on the contents of their fridge, but when you look through the list and spot the little details, you can kind of guess to whom they might belong. The biggest fridge packed with all sorts of pre-cooked meals belongs to a grandma, a secret compartment with chocolate probably prepared to spoil grandchildren belongs to an elderly German couple, a minimalist man with long hair has a fridge full of broccoli and other goods, a young couple from busy Paris has barely anything inside. If you are curious about what's inside other people's fridges, this ongoing series is right up your alley, but being able to see fridge owners in their usual environment makes this social experiment so much more interesting.

#4

London, United Kingdom, 2016

London, United Kingdom, 2016

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Wistre Vist
Community Member
3 months ago

Just living for that kimono queen in the middle..I'd want to live here

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#5

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Molly Block
Community Member
3 months ago

Clearly, he is a bachelor, haha.

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The project called “Show Me Your Fridge” is particularly important to the artist as she has become very invested in the global topics of food, modern trends of responsible handling, and waste.

According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around one-third or 1.3 billion tons of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted every year. Food waste in households often occurs due to poor purchase and meal planning, excess buying, confusion over “best before” and “use by” labels, and poor storage. Consequently, any food losses add up to water, land, energy, labor, and capital resources, whereas extensive and needless production causes global warming and climate change. We can do better, starting with our own fridges!

#6

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Sofia Monteiro
Community Member
3 months ago

Potatoes in the fridge?

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#7

London, United Kingdom, 2016

London, United Kingdom, 2016

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Not Proud British
Community Member
3 months ago

Is the towel in the fridge some kind of neat tip or trick I haven't heard of yet?

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If you like this idea, you can also check what’s inside people’s wallets, ladies’ handbags, and even vehicles of various emergency services!

#8

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

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LittleMissLotus
Community Member
3 months ago

I love how neat this one is

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

They’re all pretty clean and neat. Obviously the photo shoots weren’t surprise visits. We wouldn’t be seeing perfectly clean well organized fridge shelves with fresh food on them. No, we’d be seeing shelves with the dried up stain from the ____ spill, plus rotten vegetables and/or “meat cake” (George Carlin reference “Is it meat or is it cake?”).

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Violet brown
Community Member
3 months ago

bread in the fridge??? now that's just evil

R L
Community Member
3 months ago

I keep my bread in the fridge- lasts up to 2 weeks longer (I am not a big bread eater and I am not keen on keeping it in the freezer and defrosting it when needed).

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Karin Gibson
Community Member
3 months ago

I keep my eggs on the side in the kitchen. In the UK eggs are mostly free range and the hens are well looked after. The chance of nasty disease is low in the UK especially if they are used up by their best before date.

ZoSanUltra
Community Member
3 months ago

If you rub them in oil and turn them upside down every 2-4 weeks, they also stay fresh for months outside or inside the fridge <.<

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Jo PP
Community Member
3 months ago

They have a litre of chicken marinade. That is all.

Robin Syr
Community Member
3 months ago

I really like how they leaning towards each other

Karin Gibson
Community Member
3 months ago

Bread goes stale in the fridge.

Kylo Wren (Wren St. Germain)
Community Member
3 months ago

That's when you use it to feed the ducks! (My nana and I used to do it all the time when I was little. Now I know that bread isn't that good for them.)

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Heather Atwood
Community Member
3 months ago

Clearly these people don't know that bread dries out faster in the fridge!

Abhinav Thomas
Community Member
3 months ago

Who keeps coffee powder in fridge?

jamie1707
Community Member
3 months ago

Cute couple, nicely organized fridge.

Corinna S.
Community Member
3 months ago

Coffee and bread do not go in the fridge!

Thindy
Community Member
3 months ago

The bread I typically eat would be moldy in a few days if I didn't keep it in the fridge.

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Why they don't use the egg storage at the top of the door?

Lisa
Community Member
3 months ago

Technically, storing eggs (especially pasteurized eggs) in the door isn't best. When you open and close the door it varies the temperature and can be bad for the eggs.

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Molly Block
Community Member
3 months ago

Yay

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#9

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

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Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

This is a very expensive fridge and by expensive I mean it's so old it is probably at least a new fridge a year in electricity.

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#10

Istanbul, Turkey, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey, 2013

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HempFairy
Community Member
3 months ago

I like how almost every item on the left side is either yellow, pink or red.

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#11

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
3 months ago

BROCCOLI

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#12

Berlin, Germany, 2018

Berlin, Germany, 2018

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Petra Pan
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful family. :)

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#13

Berlin, Germany, 2018

Berlin, Germany, 2018

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
3 months ago

But dat moustache be on flek (idk how to spell it but you get what I mean)

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#14

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

wow, that's a very ahem minimalistic fridge

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