Oct 24, 2013

Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

 

Italian artist Gabriele Galimberti is a commercial photographer (featured previously here and here) whose human-interest photo series’ have garnered critical acclaim.

During a recent 18-month ‘couch surfing’ trip around the world, Galimberti pursued a number of personal photo projects including Delicatessen with love, where he asked grandmothers to prepare their signature dishes. In a side by side series, Galimberti took portraits of the women with the ingredients used to cook the meal on one side and the finished dish on the other.

Galimberti took the project a step further, collecting the recipes for each meal, which you can find on his official site. Below is a small selection from this heartwarming series. To see all 44 grandmothers, dishes and recipes click here.

 

1. Ayten Okgu , 76 years old -€“ Istanbul, Turkey
Karniyarik (stuffed aubergines with meat and vegetables)

turkey grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

2. Pan Guang Mei, 62 years old – Chongqing, China
Hui Guo Rou (twice-cooked pork with vegetables)

china grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

3. Bisrat Melake, 60 years old – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Enjera with churry and vegetables

ethiopia grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

4. Marisa Batini, 80 years old – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce

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Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

5. Thilaga Vadhi, 55 years old – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nasi Lemak (coconut rice with vegetables and fried dried anchovies)

malaysia grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

6. Natalie Bakradze, 60 years old -€“ Tblisi, Georgia
Khinkali (pork and beef dumplings)

georgia grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

7. Serette Charles, 63 years old – Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti
Lambi in creole sauce

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Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

8. Eti Rumiati, 63 years old – Jakarta, Indonesia
Soto Betawi (beef soup with coconut and vegetables)

indonesia grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

9. Fifi Makhmer, 62 years old -€“ Cairo, Egypt
Kuoshry (pasta, rice and legumes pie)

egypt grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

10. Boonlom Thongpor, 69 years old – Bangkok, Thailand
Kai Yat Sai (stuffed omelette)

thailand grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

11. Julia Enaigua, 71 years old – La Paz, Bolivia
Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup)

bolivia grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

12. Normita Sambu Arap, 65 years old – Oltepessi (masaai mara) Kenya
Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat)

kenya grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

13. Itala Revello Rosas, 77 years old – Lima, Peru
Corvina fish ceviche

peru grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

14. Ivonete Tortoretti Correa, 64 years old – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rice, Farofa, beans and meat

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Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

15. Regina Lifumbo, 53 years old – Mchinji, Malawi
Finkubala (Caterpillar in tomato sauce)

malawi grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

16. Eija Bankach, 62 years old -€“ Massa, Morocco
Chicken Tajine

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Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

17. Fernanda De Guia, 71 years old – Manila, Philippines
Sinigang €“ (tamarind soup with pork and vegetables)

philippines grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

18. Isolina Perez De Vargas, 83 years old – €“ Mendoza, Argentina
Asado Criollo (mixed meats barbecue)

argentina grandmothers cook signature dish portraits gabriele galimberti Grandmothers Posing with their Signature Dish

Photograph by GABRIELE GALIMBERTI
Website | Riverboom Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

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