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    Posted on May 10, 2013

    34 Grandmothers Around The World And What They Cook

    Who run the world? Grams.

    1. Italy: Swiss chard and ricotta ravioli with meat sauce

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    Marisa Batini, 80 years old – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

    This wonderful photography project comes from Gabriele Galimberte, who works with Riverboom, a Swiss publishing group of journalists and photographers. From the website's introduction:

    Gabriele Galimberti pays homage to all the grandmothers in the world and to their love for good cooking, starting from his own very Tuscan grandmother Marisa who, before the departure for his tour around the world by couchsurfing, took care to prepare her renowned "ravioli ripieni." She was not so concerned about the possible risks or mishaps her grandson might face in his adventurous travelling worldwide, but her major concern was, "what will he eat"?

    You can see the whole "Delicatessen with love" collection (including recipes and written portraits of each grandmother) on Galimberti's website. H/t to PinkRobotBoogaloo for sharing.

    2. Albania: Burekoep domate (layered egg custard pie)

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    Neriman Mitrolari, 52 years old – Albania

    3. Algeria: Chicken and vegetable couscous

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    Lebgaa Fanana, 42 years old – Timimoun, Algeria

    4. Argentina: Asado criollo (mixed meats barbecue)

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    Isolina Perez De Vargas, 83 years old – Mendoza, Argentina

    5. Armenia: Tolma (roll of beef and rice wrapped into grape leaves)

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    Jenya Shalikashuili, 58 years old – Alaverdi, Armenia

    6. Bolivia: Queso humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup)

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    Julia Enaigua, 71 years old – La Paz, Bolivia

    7. Brazil: Fejoada (pork and bean stew), light version

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    Ana Lucia Souza Pascoal, 53 years old – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    8. Canada: Bison stew under the midnight sun

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    Kathy O’€™Donovan, 64 years old – Whitehorse, Canada

    9. Cayman Islands: Iguana with rice and beans

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    Maria Luz Fedric, 53 years old – Cayman Islands

    10. China: Hui guo rou (twice-cooked pork with vegetables)

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    Pan Guang Mei, 62 years old – Chongqing, China

    11. Egypt: Kuoshry (pasta, rice and bean pie)

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    Fifi Makhmer, 62 years old – Cairo, Egypt

    12. Ethiopia: Injera with curry and vegetables

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    Bisrat Melake, 60 years old – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    13. Georgia: Khinkali (pork and beef dumplings)

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    Natalie Bakradze, 60 years old – Tblisi, Georgia

    14. Haiti: Lambi (conch) in Creole sauce

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    Serette Charles, 63 years old – Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti

    15. Iceland: Kjotsùpa (lamb and vegetable soup)

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    Valagerdur Olafsdòttir, 63 years old – Reykjavìk, Iceland

    16. India: Chicken vindaloo

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    Grace Estibero, 82 years old – Mumbai, India

    17. Indonesia: Soto Betawi (beef soup with coconut and vegetables)

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    Eti Rumiati, 63 years old – Jakarta, Indonesia

    18. Kenya: Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat meat)

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    Normita Sambu Arap, 65 years old – Oltepessi (masaai mara) Kenya

    19. Latvia: Silke (herring with potatoes and cottage cheese)

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    Inara Runtule, 68 years old – Kekava, Latvia

    20. Lebanon: Mjadara (rice and lentils cream)

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    Wadad Achi, 66 years old – Beirut, Lebanon

    21. Malawi: Finkubala (caterpillar in tomato sauce)

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    Regina Lifumbo, 53 years old – Mchinji, Malawi

    22. Malaysia: Nasi lemak (coconut rice with vegetables and fried dried anchovies)

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    Thilaga Vadhi, 55 years old – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    23. Mexico: Vegetarian Tamales

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    Laura Ronz Herrera, 81 years old – Veracruz, Mexico

    24. Morocco: Chicken tajine

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    Eija Bankach, 62 years old – Massa, Morocco

    25. Norway: Kjottsuppe (Icelandic beef and vegetable soup)

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    Synnove Rasmussen, 77 years old – Bergen, Norway

    26. Peru: Corvina ceviche

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    Itala Revello Rosas, 77 years old – Lima, Peru

    27. Philippines: Sinigang (tamarind soup with pork and vegetables)

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    Fernanda De Guia, 71 years old – Manila, Philippines

    28. Spain: Asadura de cordero lecca con arroz (milk-fed lamb offal with rice)

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    Carmina Fernandez, 73 years old – Madrid, Spain

    29. Sweden: Inkokt Lax (poached cold salmon and vegetables)

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    Brigitta Fransson, 70 years old – Stockholm, Sweden

    30. Thailand: Kai Yat Sai (stuffed omelette)

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    Boonlom Thongpor, 69 years old – Bangkok, Thailand

    31. Turkey: Karniyarik (stuffed eggplants with meat and vegetables)

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    Ayten Okgu , 76 years old – Istanbul, Turkey

    32. USA: Moose steak

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    Susann Soresen, 81 years old – Homer, Alaska, USA

    33. Zanzibar: Wali, mchuzina mbogamboga (rice, fish and vegetables in green mango sauce)

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    Miraji Mussa Kheir, 56 years old – Bububu, Zanzibar

    34. Zimbabwe: Sadza (white maize flour) and pumpkin leaves cooked in peanut butter

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    Flatar Ncube, 52 years old – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe