Discover grandmothers cuisine around the world

Eat, Eat, Eat!!!

From Grandma with love

“I will never forget grandma Sara’s artichokes. They have become a cult since when a famous Spanish cooking blog published their recipe, which I transcribed from memory, following the thread of the taste left in my mouth (just like Proust’s madeleine)”.  Gabriele Galimberti pays homage to all the grandmothers in the world and to their love for good cooking, starting from his own grandma Marisa who, before the departure for his tour around the world by couchsurfing, took care to prepare her renowned ravioli.

She was not so concerned about the possible risks or mishaps her grandson might face in his adventurous travelling worldwide, but her major worry was, “what will he eat?”. That is because only at home you can eat well and healthily. And above all, only your grandma (and sometimes mum) knows what is best for you.

With the taste of his grandma’s ravioli in his mouth, Gabriele travelled around the world and, next to thousands of other adventures, turned into a curious and hungry grandson for the grannies of all the countries he visited.  Appealing to their natural cooking care and their inevitable pride in their best recipe, common factors to all grandmothers in the world, Gabriele persuaded them to do their best in the kitchen. This means moose stake in Alaska and caterpillars in Malawi, delicious, but ferociously hot, ten-spice-curry in India and sharks soup in the Philippines.  He has come back with a cookery book of detailed recipes that mix love, photography and travel amongst the many exotic ingredients.  Indeed, each for each grandmother he has produced a portrait of the cook, and easy to follow recipe and an image of the extraordinary and at times mouthwatering final dish.”

This is what Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti wrote on his website. Check out this amazing idea and his work at his website. He realized that trying to not overeat over at your grandma’s place has got to be a universal thing, and set out to explore what grandmothers cook around the world. His Delicatessen With Love photo series portray grandmothers from 58 different countries, each posing right before they start cooking and then presenting their signature dish in the end. His own grandma and a dish of her raviolis was what gave Gabriele the idea for the project. Check out these photos, radiant with love and care!

Armenia, Tolma (Roll of Beef and Rice Wrapped into Grape Leaves)

Haiti (Lambi in Creole Sauce)

Malawi, Finkubala (Caterpillar in Tomato Sauce)

 

Morocco, Bat Bot (Berber Bread Baked in a Pan)

Italy (Swiss Chard and Ricotta Ravioli with Meat Sauce)

Philippines, Kinunot (Shark in Coconut Soup)

Cayman Islands (Honduran Iguana with Rice and Beans)

Lebanon, Mjadara (Rice and Lentils Cream)

China, Hui Guo Rou (Twice-Cooked Pork with Vegetables)

India (Chicken Vindaloo)

Latvia, Silke €“(Herring with Potatoes and Cottage Cheese)

Zimbabwe, Sadza (White Maize Flour and Pumpkin Leaves Cooked in Peanut Butter)

Brazil (Fejoada Light)

Algeria (Chicken and Vegetables CuosCous)

Sweden, Inkokt Lax – (Poached Cold Salmon and Vegetables)

Turkey, Karniyarik (Stuffed Aubergines With Meat and Vegetables)

Canada (Bison Under the Midnight Sun)

Bolivia, Queso Humacha (Vegetables and Fresh Cheese Soup)

Kenya, Mboga and Orgali (White Corn Polenta With Vegetables and Goat)

Argentina, Asado Criollo (Mixed Meats Barbecue)

Egypt, Kuoshry (Pasta, Rice and Legumes Pie)

Thailand, Kai Yat Sai (Stuffed Omelette)

Spain, Asadura de Cordero Lecca con Arroz (Milk-Fed Lamb Offal with Rice)

Ethiopia (Enjera with Churry and Vegetables)

Georgia, Khinkali (Pork and Beef Dumplings)

Iceland, Kjotsùpa (Lamb and Vegetables Soup)

Norway, Kjottsuppe (Icelandic Bull Meat and Vegetables Soup)

Zanzibar, Wali, Mchuzina Mbogamboga (Rice, Fish and Vegetables in Green Mango Sauce)

 

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