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Picture This: Grandma's home cooking from around the world

What started as a project about roaming the globe, turned into a series on the most missed thing while traveling: a home-cooked meal.

In 2010, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti started an almost two-year project using the internet to couch-surf around the world.

RELATED: Hear an interview with Galimberti on Take Two.

Websites like Airbnb and Couchsurfing have made it easier to connect travelers with locals' sofas.

Now, there's even a site to connect strangers with a home-cooked meal.

Galimberti wanted to find out more about the people in these online communities.

But being away from home for so long worried his grandmother, Marisa.

"She said, 'Are you sure you're going to eat well when you're so far from home? You should stay here, I can cook for you,'" he said during an interview with Take Two. "I said, 'You know, grandma, I think I can find a lot of other grandmothers around the world and they probably cook well for me.'"

Galimberti got the idea for a sister project. As he journeyed from couch to couch, he asked his host to meet their grandmother and have her cook something special.

Through his journey, Galimberti ate a caterpillar in Malawi and even met a nudist family in Ukraine.

He took a picture of each meal, and it became the series, "Delicatessen With Love."

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