So the nature of the experiment is needing to change because I am/was having some complications due to malnutrition. But the good news is I've still got tons of soup and ideas to implement to facilitate understanding of other ways of life.
My newest idea (I'll begin just as soon as I recover the complications of malnutrition) is to eat only those things that are globablly available. So far I only have three ideas but I'll begin researching and then I'll know much more. I have the soup for one possibility, rice and beans for another, and Chinese noodles/rice as another. That's not much of a well balanced diet so I like bananas and oranges and apples. I don't know that anything but bananas and cocconut are globally available but that's what I'm starting with.
As far as eating out with church or friends, I'll only order the most simple thing on the menu like soup or salad. No fried stuff and mostly vegitarian friendly stuff. This is still a work in progress but I feel like my perception of food has already drastically been altered. Everything I eat now I think about where it came from, who would have access to it, how it effects my body, and a variety of other factors.
More to come later as I research common meals among social classes world wide!