In the last 20 years, photojournalist Paola Gianturco has documented women’s lives in 62 countries and created five philanthropic books that celebrate and advocate for women around the world. We met over a long lunch this winter, to discuss her work and many things grandmother-related. The topic of her most recent book, Grandmother Power, had […]
There are women in the world who, if you are in need, are willing to help you find your way. Their houses are welcoming, their sentiments clear, their certainties strong. These women are grandmothers: the keepers of good knowledge, good food, and solid homes. Be one if you can.
Although Carluccia was not accustomed to cooking in the early afternoon, when I went to say good-bye she pulled these emerald-green polpette di bietola (chard balls) piping hot from her oven. Out came some Tropean red onion marmellata (jam) and a fizzy glass of the family’s red wine to accompany them. It was the perfect, verdant last treat with Carluccia, and she sent me off with an extra paper bag filled with them for the long plane ride home.
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