The Best of Grandmothers’ Food Around the World

In honor of Mother’s Day: Gabriele Galimberti’s photo series “Delicatessen with Love” focuses on food that Grandmothers make all around the world. The photo series was born from a conversation with his own Italian grandmother, who was worried about what he would eat when photographing around the world.

Marisa Batini, 80 years old – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Marisa Batini – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy (The photographer’s Grandma)

“In that occasion I said to my grandma ‘You know, Grandma, there are many other grandmas around the world and most of them are really good cooks,” Galimberti wrote via email. “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!’ This is the way my project was born!”

Ana Lucia Souza Pascoal, 53 years old – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ana Lucia Souza Pascoal – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Grandmas are from diverse locations ranging from Iceland to Fiji to Malawi. In each diptych, the featured Grandmother is pictured first with the ingredients to her signature dish, and then the completed dishes are shown. Some of the stories even come with recipes, including Ana Lucia Souza Pascoal’s Feijoada. You can see the whole 47-part photo series at Riverboom. You can also submit your own tribute to your Grandma’s cooking through the Twitter tag #grandmacooks.

Thilaga Vadhi, 55 years old - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thilaga Vadhi – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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