In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World [NOOK Book]

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In a gorgeous keepsake volume based on the slideshow that captured the world’s attention, Gabriele Galimberti’s beautiful portraits of grandmothers from all over the world with their signature dishes stunningly illustrates the international 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 ...
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In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World

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Overview

In a gorgeous keepsake volume based on the slideshow that captured the world’s attention, Gabriele Galimberti’s beautiful portraits of grandmothers from all over the world with their signature dishes stunningly illustrates the international 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—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.

2015 James Beard Book Award Winner for Photography

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804185561
  • Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 11/11/2014
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 726,050
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author

GABRIELE GALIMBERTI is a photographer whose work has appeared in Newsweek, Le Monde, and Vanity Fair, among other publications. In 2013, he finished an eighteen-month photography trip around the world. His photographs and stories have led to partnerships with illy and CouchSurfing.org and have appeared in slideshows on Slate. No matter where he currently rests his head, he calls Italy his home.

gabrielegalimberti.com
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  • Posted February 5, 2015

    This is such a delightful book!! I love the thought and heart be

    This is such a delightful book!! I love the thought and heart behind it, and it was fascinating to read. The photos are gorgeous, and it was lovely to have a look at so many lives and their passion for feeding family. The Moose Steak recipe from Alaska really took me back. We didn't eat a lot of moose steak when we were living in Alaska, but a nice moose roast, slow cooked in a cast iron dutch oven on the back of a wood stove all night? Oh, my!

    There is such a nice variety of dishes from the simple and scrumptious to the interesting and I don't think I would EVER make that! (Caterpillars in Tomato Sauce any one?) The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and it's so nice to have a picture of each finished dish.

    This is a truly, lovely book and I highly recommend it to anyone.

    I received a copy of this book through the Blogging for Books program for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2015

    Highly recommend

    This book is a great piece of cultural food for a person who enjoys learning about othe cultures. Its a great geography lesson,too. Gave it for a gift but the person could not appreciate it. If thinking of this book for gift be sure the person has an appreciation for food and travel. The photos are wonderful. Great coffee table book and conversation piece.
    Recipes are simple and made with loads of love.

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