What Grandmothers Cook Around The World
Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti presents what you may call an international manifesto of grandmothers’ love: since all grandmas worldwide first need to make sure you’re well fed, Gabriele saw this as something worth capturing and turning into an adorable photo series. His project, called ‘Delicatessen With Love’, took him to 58 different countries, where Gabriele photographed grandmothers before they’d start cooking, and their finalized signature dishes afterwards. The diptychs of proud women and their creations almost radiate the love and care put into the process.
Gabriele says that it actually was his own grandma who gave him the idea for the series: before the photographer set out to one of his globetrotting trips, his grandma gave him a warm send-off with her renowned raviolis. As her biggest concern was, naturally, what her grandson would eat on the trip, Gabriele then said: “You know, Grandma, there are many other grandmas around the world and most of them are really good cooks. I’m going to meet them and ask them to cook for me so I can show you that you don’t have to be worried for me and the food that I will eat!”
‘Delicatessen With Love’ is not the first photo project that takes Galimberti around the world. You must remember him from the ‘Toy Stories’ series, where he would photograph children from around the world with their most prized toys. Whomever he chooses as a subject, one thing remains the same: Gabriele sure knows how to capture and transmit a warm and caring feeling that we could all relate to. And here’s to all our grandmothers!
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)