Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti 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 here some of the 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 â (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)
This pictures made me think about what these women cook and if is a factor in how they look. Hard to tell, more than food I believe the life’s inconvenience levels more likely impacts their ageing, like how much energy they spend in sourcing the food and cooking it.
My favourite? I believe the food cooked outdoors tastes better so the only outdoor pictured grandmas are in Haiti and Malawi. However, there is no way seeing me eating caterpillars, or insect of any kind. On second thoughts, I might try Exo’s protein bars from cricket flour, if I get my hands on some here in the UK.
I bet you would like to know the recipes…visit gabrielegalimberti.com and under each picture, click more info. Let me know if you cook any!