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Portraits of Grandmas and Their Cooking Around the World

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The words “grandma’s cooking” often elicits warm feelings and pangs of nostalgia in people, as they’re reminded of delicious meals prepared by their grandmother’s loving and experienced hands. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti wanted to learn what these memories are for people in different cultures and contexts, so he set out to document grandmas and their dishes in countries all across the globe. The result is a project titled “Delicatessen with love.”

In each country he visited, Galimberti sought out grandmas and asked them to whip up their best dishes. He then created two photographs: one of the woman posing with the ingredients, and a second of the final dish itself.

It wasn’t just his sensor’s pixels that were gathering information on these shoots — his taste buds were too. Galimberti tried out each of the dishes that was prepared for him, from various fish meats and steaks to bugs and veggies. Some of the dishes contain strange and exotic ingredients, but all of them have been tested and perfected through countless preparations over the years.

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You can find the entire series of photographs over on Galimberti’s website.


Image credits: Photographs by Gabriele Galimberti and used with permission


 
  • peyman

    great work, each photo is a book by itself, full of love,culture,drama,purity n……

  • https://twitter.com/#!/thelonelylights Adam Cross

    great series =)

  • http://twitter.com/THEGREATZEEE THE GREAT ZEEE

    i would love to taste every single one of these dishes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Management.Leadership Marius Gherghe

    there is a romanian too haha. the 5th one!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.maniago Jonathan Maniago

    This leaves me wondering if there’s actually a culture out there that associates cooking mainly with patriarchs rather than matriarchs.

  • Jon

    I’m hungry

  • Guest

    Why you have to wonder?

  • destroy_all_humans

    i want a thai grandma

  • http://www.eriklaurikulo.se/ Erik Lauri Kulo

    I’m on a seven hour train-journey and I’m hungry. Thanks Petapixel.

  • http://eziz.annagurban.com/ Eziz

    Recognized to dishes: dolma and karniyarik.

  • http://twitter.com/UrsBasteck Urs

    The Malawi one: “First, put the dried maggots in some water for about 5 minutes in order to soften them.” ;)

  • http://twitter.com/frizztext frizztext

    great gallery about the center of the families …

  • http://twitter.com/UrsBasteck Urs

    I’m curious about the 19! chillies and what seems to be a good handful of garlic…

  • Wallerus

    Awesome photo project. The expressions are great as well!

  • Cynthia

    What a sweet project.

    It has been a long time since I had a living grandmother…even more sadly, neither of them cooked.

  • merve

    karnı yarık :p

  • ina

    she’s actually from armenia, but I was under the same impression :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Management.Leadership Marius Gherghe

    yes, I read now. you are right