This is a story of grandmas around the world and their best dish. Entitled “Delicatessen With Love”, the project took photographer Gabriele Galimberti to 58 countries, where he photographed grandmothers with both the ingredients and finished signature dishes. The results are breathtaking.
Julia Enaigua (71) La Paz, Bolivia Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup).
Isolina Perez De Vargas (83) Mendoza, Argentina Asado Criollo (mixed meats barbecue).
Maria Luz Fedric (53) Cayman Islands Honduran Iguana with rice and beans.
Serette Charles (63) Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti Lambi in creole sauce.
Inara Runtule, (68) Kekava, Latvia Silke Â(herring with potatoes and cottage cheese).
Normita Sambu Arap (65) Oltepessi (masaai mara) Kenya Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat).
Marisa Batini (80) Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce.
Appealing to their natural cooking care and their inevitable pride in their recipe, common factors to all grandmothers in the world, Gabriele persuaded them to do their best in the kitchen. This means moose stake in Alaska and caterpillars in Malawi, delicious, but ferociously hot, ten-spice-curry in India and shark soup in the Philippines. (I’m most intrigued by the iguana, myself.) If my grandmother had been included, I’m not sure what she would have made: potato salad? Custard pie? Those are some of my favorites, at least.