In Her Kitchen

In Her Kitchen

Stories and Recipes From Grandmas Around the World

Book - 2014
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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.

In Her Kitchen is an evocative, loving portrait of the power of food and family, no matter where in the world you sit down for dinner.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2014]
ISBN: 9780804185554
Characteristics: 248 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Sep 03, 2019

Read every story from grandma's around the world

robertafsmith Feb 03, 2016

This is a wonderful book that goes way beyond the acquisition of recipes. It is a heart warming peek into the kitchens of a wide range of grannies living all over the world. In addition, the cooks are photographed in their kitchens in a very artistically repetitive way. Each granny looks straight at the camera and the ingredients she is going to use are laid out in patterns on the surface in front of her. I read this book in one sitting. I want to own this book. Roberta. Staff Pickle

Jun 12, 2015

The author gathered these memories while on a long couch-surfing trip around the world wherever his fancy took him. This was an interesting book to pick up and put down whenever you like as it is written in short essays about each grandmother the author met and includes one recipe for each. I was interested to see that the recipes were ones I can imagine being served on ordinary days.


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