In Her Kitchen
On the eve of a photography trip around the world, Gabriele Galimberti sat down to dinner with his grandmother Marisa. As she had done so many times before, she prepared his favorite ravioli—a gesture of love and an expression of the traditions by which he had come to know her as a child. The care with which she prepared this meal, and the evident pride she took in her dish, led Gabriele to seek out grandmothers and their signature dishes in the sixty countries he visited. The kitchens he photographed illustrate both the diversity of world cuisine and the universal nature of a dish served up with generosity and love. At each woman’s table, Gabriele became a curious and hungry grandson, exploring new ingredients and gathering stories. These vibrant and intimate profiles and photographs pay homage to grandmothers and their cooking everywhere. From a Swedish housewife and her homemade lox and vegetables to a Zambian villager and her Roasted Spiced Chicken, this collection features a global palate: included are hand-stuffed empanadas from Argentina, twice-fried pork and vegetables from China, slow-roasted ratatouille from France, and a decadent toffee trifle from the United States. Taken together or bite by bite, taps into our collective affection for these cherished family members and the ways they return that affection.
is an evocative, loving portrait of the power of food and family, no matter where in the world you sit down for dinner.
I loved this book. Everybody loves the meals their grandmother make, that's for sure. To be able see what meals other Grandmothers make around the world is so interesting and a great idea on Galimberti's part. It is such a treasure and an interesting cook book to have on your shelf. Galimberti captured every country so well in just one shot. I highly recommend getting this cookbook, it would make a great gift for your own grandmother!
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