Comparing Grandma’s Delicious Cooking Around the World

Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy – Marisa Batini, 80 – Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli


The term Grandma is most often associated with lots of love, big hugs, and delicious home cooking. Now whether or not your grandma really was a good cook doesn’t matter, it’s the memories of being at grandma’s house that really stick. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti was interested in this idea of memory association and he wanted to find out more about how the memories of your grandmother differ across cultures and contexts. So he traveled around to document grandmas all across the globe, including places like Zanzibar, Alaska, the Philippines, and Sweden.

Delicatessen with Love honors the many grandmas who have shown their grandchildren love through their culinary skills. You can’t help but smile as you flip through the series of happy women who are proudly presenting their favorite dishes, and an unexpected nostalgic happiness washes over you. Each beautiful portrait features a woman surrounded by a symmetrical presentation of whole ingredients. Galimberti then pairs that portrait with a second image, highlighting the completed dish. Included in the written details is each woman’s name, age, and location or country of origin, as well as a description of each recipe, just in case you want to make your own good old fashioned home cooking in tribute to these grandmas all over the world.


Mumbai, India – Grace Estibero, 82 – Chicken vindaloo


Homer, Alaska, USA – Susann Soresen, 81 – Moose Steak


Jakarta, Indonesia – Eti Rumiati, 63 – Soto Betawi (beef soup with coconut and vegetables)


Stockholm, Sweden – Brigitta Fransson, 70 – Inkokt Lax ?? (poached cold salmon and vegetables)


Massa, Morocco – Eija Bankach, 62 -?? Chicken Tajine


Veracruz, Mexico – Laura Ronz Herrera, 81 – Vegetarian Tamal


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Flatar Ncube, 52 – Sadza (white maize flour) and pumpkin leaves cooked in peanut butter


Kekava, Latvia – Inara Runtule, 68 – Silke ?? (herring with potatoes and cottage cheese)


Kalulushi, Zambia – Joyce Muape, 49 – Inkoko Nama Spices (Roasted spiced chicken)


Bangkok, Thailand – Boonlom Thongpor, 69 – Kai Yat Sai (stuffed omelette)


Whitehorse, Canada – Kathy O'??Donovan, 64 – Bison under the midnight sun


Istanbul, Turkey – Ayten Okgu , 76 -?? Karniyarik (stuffed aubergines with meat and vegetables)


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Thilaga Vadhi, 55 – Nasi Lemak (coconut rice with vegetables and fried dried anchovies)


Bububu, Zanzibar, Miraji Mussa Kheir, 56 -?? Wali, mchuzina mbogamboga (rice, fish and vegetables in mango sauce)


El Nido, Philippines – Carmen Alora, 70 – Kinunot (shark in coconut soup)

Gabriele Galimberti’s website
via [PetaPixel]



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