In Her Kitchen

In Her Kitchen

Stories and Recipes From Grandmas Around the World

Book - 2014
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Winner of the James Beard Award for Photography 

In a keepsake volume, Gabriele Galimberti's beautiful portraits of grandmothers from all over the world with their signature recipes illustrates the universal 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. The care with which she prepared this meal, and the pride she took in her dish, led Gabriele to seek out grandmothers and their signature dishes in the sixty countries he visited.

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.  In Her Kitchen is an evocative, loving portrait of these cherished family members and the ways they return that affection--no matter where in the world you sit down for dinner.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, ©2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780804185554
Characteristics: 248 pages :,colour illustrations ;,24 cm

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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

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GLNovak
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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