What 40 of the World’s Grandmothers Taught Me About Love

I set out to write a book about food. The love lessons were a welcome side dish.

Real love takes a joint willingness to accept another’s imperfections, and to hold hands and run with them regardless.

Lally: 91, Exeter

Tigger: 87, London

Ciccina: 84, Sicily

Clara Maria: 89, Madrid

Mercedes: 88, Madrid

Rajni: 80, India

Nicole: 60, Angers, France

Zena: 90, London

Shewa: 61, London

Anastasia: 83, Corfu, Greece

Freelance journalist writing about travel, the environment, food and life for The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Times and The Telegraph.

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