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.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, my very first thought was “single guy fridge”, even before I saw his picture.

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mph seti
Community Member
3 months ago

Film! Wow... I haven't seen film in the fridge since mine back in college in 1999.

sabocat
Community Member
3 months ago

I still have some in my fridge too!!

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Maureen Loyacono
Community Member
3 months ago

Clearly, this single Frenchman eats out with friends at bistros or his girlfriend's flat. Or, maybe he goes home to Mama and eat there. He will not survive on what is in this fridge!

JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

I knew it was a bachelor fridge as soon as I saw it

Sofia Monteiro
Community Member
3 months ago

You need some soup in there 😋

Paige Jordan
Community Member
3 months ago

In France you shop everyday for your meals. The only stuff you don't are things that don't make sense to get in single serve. Condiments, drinks, and the like. You leave work (or whenever you decide what dinner is going to be) go to the market, pickup the things needed for dinner and breakfast, go home and make it. Bulk is anything that you will have a week or longer, and for essential items like meat and vegetables is considered wasteful. Food waste is almost unheard of in most households. Although he may be single, a family of four would have a fridge that looks almost exactly the same.

Laura Gastelum
Community Member
3 months ago

I wish I could do that

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Lisa-Marie Dhondt
Community Member
3 months ago

I want to send him a sandwich?

Mikal Du Preez
Community Member
3 months ago

Bachelor fridge :P

Lisa
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm both surprised and unsurprised, the askew lid brings it all together.

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 months ago

The fight club.........all condiments....no food...

Iapetos
Community Member
3 months ago

Lacks vegetables.

Paul Jordan
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, bunch of retarded comments. In France, they buy most of the food they are eating on the day. They don't "need" to stock a lot in the fridge. Even I, a mere kiwi, knows that. FFSP

Dale Overturf
Community Member
3 months ago

Mostly just stuff to PUT on food! LOL! Awesomeness.

Jo Choto
Community Member
3 months ago

In my head, I'm looking at the fridge going, "single male, single male."

jamie1707
Community Member
3 months ago

Single guy, no food in the fridge. I'd love to take him out for a nice dinner. 😉

Rosemari Ferreira Gebbran
Community Member
3 months ago

Jeeez, eat some salad haahan

danielw
Community Member
3 months ago

he's besties with the parisian above. the other brings the brocolli, this fella brings the booze!

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

it looks like mice have raided it!

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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

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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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