Growing up, the kitchen was the heartbeat of our house. You could probably map the life of our family by the spines of the cookbooks, just like you would read the age of a tree by its rings.
My mom cooked because she found joy in feeding her family, and she could make a Michelin meal on a hot plate if she had to. We are Hungarian, but she cooked like she was Creole and filled plates like she was Italian.
It makes me smile to know that the world is full of women like her. Gabriele Galimberte traveled the world photographing them for his series “Delicatessen with Love,” which features proud grandmothers on 5 continents with their favorite home-cooked dishes (recipes included!). His own grandmother’s only apprehension about sending him off on this adventure: “What will he eat?”
My favorite photos below and the full series here!