This book is just beautiful.
Gabriele Galimberti is a photographer and this book has some of the most beautiful photographs of each grandmother and her favorite dish presented.
I just want to hug this book every time I pick it up. To me it’s more than just a cookbook. It’s a book done from love. Most of us love our Grandmother’s and there was/is nothing like their cooking. It takes you home in an instant. It’s done with a picture of the grandmother from that country in her kitchen with the ingredients spread out for the recipe coming up. Then you have a picture of the recipe itself. Then you get my favorite part, a small section telling something about each Grandmother..then the recipe itself.
These recipes are simple and most of them have easily found ingredients. There are a couple that I don’t think I will either search down or attempt. (Iguana in one and caterpillars in another) Hey, don’t knock it though. If possible I would love to visit each of these sweet gramma’s in their kitchens and tell stories and eat up their cooking.
I gave this a four only because the layout could be confusing…there is an index in the back for easier look-ups though.
I moved in with my wonderful grandmother when I was 14 years old for awhile and every single day I want to kick my own butt for being a typical teenager and not paying her any attention. She cooked every day and half the time I would tell her I wasn’t hungry. Yes…my ass needed kicked. I wish now I hadn’t been such a spoiled brat and had went into that kitchen with her. Nothing ever tastes as good as I remember her food.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from blogging for books. Thank you so much.