Book Review: In Her Kitchen

In Her Kitchen
Stories and Recipes From Grandmas Around the World
By Gabriele Calimberti

In a gorgeous keepsake volume based on the slideshow that captured the world's attention, Gabrielle 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 sixty countries. The kitchens he photographed illustrate both diversity in cuisine and nature of the dish. 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 homage lox and vegetables to a Zambian villager and her Roasted Spiced Chicken this collection features a golden palate: including are many different views. 

Eating food is of course one of my favorite hobbies. Going through this book not only did have recipes and full instructions, although a lot of the ingredients are going to be hard to find, it had the people. Their pictures and their stories. It got me thinking what my own grandmother, and mother would make if they were featured. I loved looking through the pictures and picking my favorites. 

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