This is a super fun book! On each page is a picture of a grandam with her ingredient a dish, from around the world and a little about her, her cooking, family and land. On the other side is the recipe pictured!! Photographer Gabriele Galimberti has traveled the world, interviewing women who have served their families in the home for decades.! This book is quite varied; the author includes countries from South America, Africa, North America, Asia and Europe. I have yet to share with my siblings but I know they will enjoy it since we have a fasination for people from other lands!
Note of worning - there are two pictures not to be shown to a mixed group. This book is to be treasured mainly for the photographs and short sketches about each beloved grandmother! Featuring grandmothers and their dishes from sixty countries, Galimberti has captured the heart and soul of families across the globe.
GABRIELE GALIMBERTI is a photographer whose work has appeared in Newsweek, Le Monde, and Vanity Fair, among other publications. In 2013, he finished an eighteen-month photography trip around the world. His photographs and stories have led to partnerships with illy and CouchSurfing.org and have appeared in slideshows onSlate. No matter where he currently rests his head, he calls Italy his home.
In a gorgeous keepsake volume based on the slideshow that captured the world’s attention, Gabriele Galimberti’s beautiful portraits of grandmothers from all over the world with their signature dishes stunningly illustrates the international language of food and family.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, In Her Kitchen taps into our collective affection for these cherished family members and the ways they return that affection.
Thanks to Blogging for Books for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review