Who doesn’t love their grandmothers’ cooking? Remember those summer holidays that we looked forward to spending at our grand mamma’s, with lots of cuddles and feasts fit for a king. CNN’s online storytelling platform – Great Big Story – takes us on a culinary journey around the world to the homes of five extraordinary grandmothers who reveal their age-old delicious recipes. By Amitha Ameen



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A grandmother plays a very vital role in every family. Her cooking brings the family together and is the ultimate expression of love. Whether it is a traditional recipe or a new experiment, our grandmothers pour their heart and soul in creating dishes that will stay with the family for years to come. Each recipe is a cherishing memory, which makes family gatherings stronger and merrier.

Be prepared to travel to countries like Japan, Lithuania, Peru, Portugal and Iowa and into the kitchens of these grandmothers. From Grandma Biruta from Lithuania making her signature Capelinai to Grandma Ana Maria from Peru creating her ultimate spaghetti red sauce and Grandma Aida from Portugal cooking her Bacalhau Com Bro (codfish and cornbread) — Great Big Story takes you to so many different countries.

These warm and friendly grandmothers take time out to teach their grandchildren that one dish that radiates the love put in the process of cooking. And more importantly, celebrates moments of togetherness within the family.

Now if you are wondering what to cook, why not reach into one of these grandmothers’ popular indigenous recipes?

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