"Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce." Marisa Batini, 80 years old – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

It was such a joy to stumble across this photo project by Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti, who traveled around the world asking grandmothers to prepare and share their favorite home-cooked meals. The project "pays homage to all the grandmothers in the world and to their love for good cooking," and it sweetly shows the care and pride they put into their prized home recipes. From a shark soup in the Philippines to moose steak in Alaska, from chicken vindaloo in India to swiss chard ravioli in Italy, each grandmother also shares her recipe, which Galimberti has compiled on his website.

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(Images: Gabriele Galimberti)