Posted by: Cooking Thyme | September 4, 2013

Portraits of Grandmas and Their Cuisine from Around the World

Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti set out to explore what grandmothers cook around the world.

His Delicatessen with Love photo series portray grandmothers from over 40 different countries, each posing right before they start cooking and then presenting their signature dish in the end. His own grandma and a dish of her ravioli was what gave Gabriele the idea for the project. So he pays respect to all the grandmothers in the world and to their love for good cooking After all, only your grandma (and sometimes mum) knows what is best for you.

Check out these photos that mix love, photography and travel amongst the many exotic ingredients!

Moose Steak — in Alaska.Moose Steak in Alaska

Abolu Pirags (Sweet Pizza with Apples and Chocolate) — in Riga, Latvia.  Abolu Pirags (Sweet Pizza with Apples and Chocolate) in Latvia

Asado Criollo (Mixed Meat Barbecue) - mexAsado Criollo (Mixed Meat Barbecue) in Argentina

Asadura de Cordero Lecca con Arroz (Milk-fed Lamb offal with Rice) — in Madrid, Spain.Asadura de Cordero Lecca con Arroz (Milk-fed Lamb offal with Rice) in Madrid, Spain

Batbout (Berber Bread Baked in a Pan)Batbout (Berber Bread Baked in a Pan) in Morocco
The ingredients and the process of making it is substantially very similar to the Italian schiacciata. The difference is in the shape and baking. The Berber bread is cooked in a cast iron pan but it is softer and less crusty.

Bison under the midnight sunBison under the midnight sun in Whitehorse, Canada

Burekoep Domate — in Albania.  Burekoep Domate in Albania

Chicken and vegetables CousCous — in Timimoun, Algeria.  Chicken and vegetables CousCous in Algeria

Chicken Tajine                    Chicken Tajine in Massa, Morocco
 
Tajine is a common dish of meat with sauce, very popular in the Northern-African cooking, and Moroccan in particular. Its name draws from the characteristic plate used to cook it, which is traditionally made of clay and is composed of two parts: a lower flat-bordered and round part and an upper conic one, which is positioned above the dish during cooking time.
The shape of the lid is made on purpose so that it facilitates the coming of the condensation downwards, and it has got a knob on top to handle it easily. Instead, the lower part is used to serve the dish at table.

Chicken Vindaloo  Chicken Vindaloo in Mumbai, India
Typical of the Indian cooking, chicken vindaloo is a hot dish, which was originally introduced to Goa by the Portuguese. Often served in special occasions.

Chocolate Toffee TrifleChocolate Toffee Trifle in Utah, United States

Corvina Fish CevicheCorvina Fish Ceviche in Lima, Peru
Ceviche (fresh raw fish marinated) is a popular dish in the whole Latin America.

Cosksu with Vegetables and Ricotta Cheese — in Malta.Cosksu with Vegetables and Ricotta Cheese in Malta

Empanada Criolla (Meat Stuffed Pastry) — at Buenos Aires - Argentina.Tolma (Beef and Rice Wrapped in Grape Leaves) in Armenia

Enjera with Churry and VegetablesEnjera with Churry and Vegetables in Ethiopia
To prepare this dish you need to cook different ingredients separately. It is the product of various recipes and preparation takes 3 days.

FejoadaFejoada in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The most representative and typical dish of Brazil is undoubtedly the Fejoada!

Finkubala (Caterpillar in Tomato Sauce)Finkubala (Caterpillar in Tomato Sauce) in Malawi
In Malawi and the neighbouring countries these mopane worms is an important source of protein for millions of indigenous Southern Africans.
The edible caterpillar can be found on trees at the beginning of the rainy season. They catch and dry these mopane worms to use them as food all year long. Dried mopane worms can be eaten raw as a crisp snack or cooked.

Garlic Prawns with Rice and Prawns PiraoGarlic Prawns with Rice and Prawns Pirao in Santa Catarina, Brazil

Honduran Iguana with Rce and Beans — in Cayman Islands.Honduran Iguana with Rce and Beans in Cayman Islands

Inkoko Nama Spices (Roasted Spiced Chicken) — in Zambia.Inkoko Nama Spices (Roasted Spiced Chicken) in Zambia

Inkokt Lax (Poached Cold salmon and Vegetables)Inkokt Lax (Poached Cold salmon and Vegetables) in Sweden
Undoubtedly, salmon is the most widely spread kind of food on Swedish tables. It can be cooked in thousands of different ways.

Kai Yat Sai (Stuffed Omelette) — in Thailand.Kai Yat Sai (Stuffed Omelette) in Thailand

Karniyarik (Stuffed Aubergines with Meat and Vegetables)Karniyarik (Stuffed Aubergines with Meat and Vegetables) in Turkey
Karniyarik is a typical Turkish dish,not one of those you might find in a restaurant, but a common home cooking recipe.

Kinunot (Shark in Coconut Soup)Kinunot (Shark in Coconut Soup) in Philippines
This dish is particularly common on Palawan Island, in the Philippines. The sea around the island is rich in the species of shark necessary for this dish.
It is considered to be one of the finest fishes by the local fishermen.

Kjotsùpa (Lamb and Vegetables Soup)Kjotsùpa (Lamb and Vegetables Soup) in Iceland
The majority of Icelandic typical dishes are based on soups, but without any doubt the most popular one is the lamb soup.

Kjottsuppe (Icelandic Bull Meat and Vegetables Soup)Kjottsuppe (Icelandic Bull Meat and Vegetables Soup) in Norway

Kushari (Pasta, Rice and Legumes Pie) — in Egypt.Kushari (Pasta, Rice and Legumes Pie) in Egypt

Lambi in Creole Sauce — in Haiti.Lambi in Creole Sauce in Haiti

Mboga and Orgali (White Corn Polenta with Vegetables and Goat)Mboga and Orgali (White Corn Polenta with Vegetables and Goat) in Kenya
Orgali – which is like a white corn polenta, is one of the most popular kind of food in Africa. In particular, in Kenya, it is part of the everyday meal and it is at the base of almost any recipe. It is always eaten together with something else: meat, vegetables or fish.

Mujaddara (Rice and Lentils Cream)Mujaddara (Rice and Lentils Cream) in Lebanon
Consists of cooked lentils together with groats, generally rice, and garnished with sautéed onions.

Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice with Vegetables & Fried Dried Anchovies)Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice with Vegetables & Fried Dried Anchovies) in Malaysia
Nasi Lemak is the traditional Malaysian dish. It is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in restaurants. You can find it whenever and wherever you want in Malaysia!

Pastel de CarnePastel de Carne in São Paulo, Brazil
Pastel is undoubtedly one of the most popular kinds of food in Brazil. You can buy it in restaurants, cafes, and many small street stalls or markets. Brazilians eat pastel for breakfast, as an afternoon snack and often also for lunch or dinner.

Queso Humacha (Vegetables and Fresh Cheese SoupQueso Humacha (Vegetables and Fresh Cheese Soup) in La Paz, Bolivia
This is one of the most popular and traditional dishes in Bolivia. You can easily find it in any restaurant and even in the street carts.

Rice, Farofa, Beans and Meat — in São Paulo, Brazil.Rice, Farofa, Beans and Meat in São Paulo, Brazil

Sadza (White Maize Flour and Pumpkin Leaves Cooked in Peanut Butter)Sadza (White Maize Flour and Pumpkin Leaves Cooked in Peanut Butter) in Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe and in its neighbouring areas of Africa, almost every dish is characterized by the presence of Sadza, a kind of polenta made with white maize flour. You can accompany this with everything: vegetables, meat and fish.

Silke (Herring with Potatoes and Cottage Cheese) — in Latvia.Silke (Herring with Potatoes and Cottage Cheese) in Latvia

Soto Betawi (Beef Soup with Coconut and Vegetables) — in IndonesiaSoto Betawi (Beef Soup with Coconut and Vegetables) in Indonesia

Swiss Chard and Ricotta Ravioli with Meat Sauce — in Italy.Swiss Chard and Ricotta Ravioli with Meat Sauce in Italy

Vegetarian TamalVegetarian Tamal in Veracruz, Mexico

Wali, Mchuzina Mbogamboga (Rice, Fish & Vegetables in Green Mango Sauce)Wali, Mchuzina Mbogamboga (Rice, Fish & Vegetables in Green Mango Sauce) in Tanzania
The barracuda is one of the most popular catches in Zanzibar.

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Responses

  1. Great job.very interesting.

  2. I have enjoyed looking at all those different foods from different corners of the world. Thank you!


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