Ayten Okgu , 76 years old, Istanbul, Turkey. Karniyarik, stuffed aubergines with meat and vegetables
Boonlom Thongpor, 69 years old, Bangkok, Thailand. Kai Yat Sai, stuffed omelette
And because he’s an Italian who loves to cook and eat, it’s no surprise that one of his “side projects” is now becoming a unique photobook: Grandmothers from around the world, sharing their most popular recipes.
Not only did this project give him an excuse to photograph inside home kitchens all around the world — he also got delicious home-cooked meals at every stop!
Fernanda De Guia, 71 years old, Manila, Philippines. Sinigang, tamarind soup with pork and vegetables
Flatar Ncube, 52 years old, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Sadza, white maize flour and pumpkin leaves cooked in peanut butter
Galimberti ate (and photographed) moose steak in Alaska; caterpillars in Malawi; ferociously hot ten-spice-curry in India; shark soup in the Philippines; and many, many more exotic dishes.
Jenya Shalikashuili, 58 years old, Alaverdi, Armenia. Tolma, roll of beef and rice wrapped into grape leaves
He paired a portrait of each grandmother with a photo of her final dish. Photo-editor Arianna Rinaldo says, “He has come back with a cookbook of detailed recipes that mix love, photography and travel amongst the many exotic ingredients.”
Miraji Mussa Kheir, 56 years old, Bububu, Zanzibar. Wali, mchuzina mbogamboga, rice, fish and vegetables in green mango sauce
All images © GABRIELE GALIMBERTI