Love in a Dish

I absolutely love these! Grandmothers are renowned for conjuring up the most amazing dishes. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti captured portraits of grandmothers around the world (as well as his own) alongside with dishes they prepare. Despite the wide variety of ingredients and kitchen settings they use, I feel like these grandmothers would connect with each other very easily. Not only do you see the years of kitchen wisdom in the twinkle of their eyes but also the pride and love that goes along with each dish they put out for their families.

What I’ve learned over endless stories – grandmothers are scrappy and more knowledgeable than what we give them credit for. When food is scarce and there are mouths to feed, these ladies were up for anything. They are the glue that holds the mixture of cultural and family traditions, and are able to channel that into their dishes. If I could tell my younger self now, I’d eat all the dishes they put out…

Check out the rest HERE! Here are a few examples:

Cayman Islands (Honduran Iguana with Rice and Beans)

Love the expression of this grandma’s face as well as the unlikely sighting on the table…

Italy (Swiss Chard and Ricotta Ravioli with Meat Sauce)

Supposedly Gabriele’s grandmother… she looks cute as a button.

Haiti (Lambi in Creole Sauce)

Canada (Bison Under the Midnight Sun)

China, Hui Guo Rou (Twice-Cooked Pork with Vegetables)