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GRANNY LOVE - from a distance

Thursday, 9 April 2020

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Hi all,

Just a note from us to say we hope you're all well in these 'strange times' and again, thanks so much for buying yourself a copy of Grand Dishes. While we wait for our editorial and design team to do their magic in getting the book to you, we're posting a lot of lockdown relief on our instagram. Hope you can follow and enjoy our granny LOLs as much as we do...

Second to that…

Grand Dishes in the Making

Thursday, 2 April 2020


Hello from a distance!!

Sorry we've been quiet. If you've been following on instagram, you'll know we haven't been MIA but rather, on our final, intense granny missions for the book. 

November and December we were lucky enough to be sponsored by Hertz and Brand USA on our Great Granny Road Trip across the USA. We crossed from New York to North Carolina, into Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana…

Happy Christmas from Grand Dishes

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

What a year it has been! With a final burst of energy and pledges earlier this year, we were finally funded. 

THANK YOU for your support and all the granny love, we could not be doing this without you. Special thanks also goes out to the amazing list of foodies that have given us their grandmas’ recipes for the book, including Anna Jones, Maria Elia, Tomos Parry and John Chantarasak and to…


Thursday, 26 September 2019

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What a fine day it is to announce that we have FINALLY hit 100% in our granny cookbook crowdfund and will have these grannies on the bookshelves (officially!) and through your letter boxes as soon as we possibly can. 

We have a couple of granny missions to head out on before the book is complete but as you have probably gathered from our collection of granny life…


Thursday, 12 September 2019


Hi lovely Grand Dishes supporters - sorry we've been quiet a while!

Lots of exciting developments have been happening our end. This summer we visited grandmothers in Cuba - women who lived through Che and Fidel's REVOLUCION. Juana Maria's interview and recipe is actually live on the website now, should you want to read about what it's like to live on rations and cook for a family in modern…

Grand Dishes on BBC Radio 4 Food Programme

Thursday, 18 July 2019

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Hello lovely supporters!

We're very excited to announce that this Sunday, 21 July 2019, we will be featured on the Radio 4 Food Programme. Tune in at 12:30pm this Sunday or again at 3:30pm Monday to catch our cooking session with Colombian granny Gloria. The Food Programme came to cook with us and experience what we do on our granny missions. Now you can share in a little of the kitchen action…

Lessons in love from Colombian Abuela Gloria

Monday, 3 June 2019


Supporters! Hello!

Sorry we've been quiet a while - we've been busy travelling to far off lands on our granny mission. Just in two months we've covered Russia, Israel and Cuba, cooking with grandmothers and devouring their lessons on love and life.

We do have an update though! Granny Gloria from Colombia and her delicious, soul-warming ajiaco (chicken soup packed with flavour) is now live on…

Love Lessons from Grannies for Valentine's Day

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

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Happy Valentine's Day from us and all our lovely grandmothers. Here's a few of our favourite love lessons from grandmothers of the world. Read in full in the Grand Dishes book, now funding on Unbounders.

Lally, 91, Exeter

I never thought about marriage and I was always ready to say no but marrying Michael was the right decision when it happened in 1954. We were in some pub in Leicester when…


Saturday, 22 December 2018

Grand xmas

Lovely supporters,


What a year it's been. We won a Guild of Food Writers award, had an article in Observer Food magazine and were on BBC Radio's Woman's Hour !

We would love to ask for your help this Christmas by sharing our project and asking your friends to pre-order their copy of the book! We are crowdfunding…

Grand Dishes in The Observer Food Monthly (and a TINY favour)

Monday, 20 August 2018


Hello all!

Thank you so, so much to those of you who have JUST pledged after reading our feature in the Observer Food Monthly magazine on 19 August. We are oh-so very pleased with the feature and for the amazing feedback we have had off the back of it. To those who haven't read it - here it is!

We are on a MAJOR funding push and wanted to ask a little favour...

Please could each of you…

Abuela Clara Maria - Recipe and Story Live on our Website

Thursday, 26 July 2018


Quick one!

We'd love to keep you up to date with the various grandmothers we're cooking with - so we're adding excerpts of our book to our (award-winning!) website.

Last month we had the pleasure of cooking with Clara Maria, the gran-dame of Spanish gastronomy (friends with both Elizabeth David and Julia Childs), who welcomed us into her home and kitchen.

Here she is. We hope you enjoy…

Sharing is Caring - only 600 more to go.

Monday, 2 July 2018

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Hi all!

We would really like to engage you in a mini mission for us!

We need just 600 more people to each buy a book to hit our target. We were hoping that you might help us on our granny mission, and personally email X 5 people each - informing them of what we're doing and pasting the link to our crowdfunding page in the email.

We're finding our pledges are coming through direct emails…

Award Winning Writers!

Saturday, 23 June 2018

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Hello granny supporters,

We're just about coming down off our win this week - we have just been announced as winners of the Guild of Food Writers Award for Best Blog, joining big names in the foodie world like Meera Sodha, Anna Jones and Dan Saladino to win this year.

Comments from the judges:

"A fantastically original idea, beautifully illustrated by pictures of people and food from all…

Keep in touch with us?

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Hi lovely Grand Dishes supporters! We'd love to keep in touch with you and in light of the new GDPR rules and regulations on email send-outs, we're asking that you please sign up to hear more on our granny antics.

We are starting a monthly mail-out with recipes, news and anecdotes from the grandmothers we cook with. We'd love to be able to keep in touch and send you these updates.

Please do …


Monday, 21 May 2018


What are they so happy about?

Grand Dishes has been shortlisted for an award in the prestigious Guild of Food Writers Awards 2018, to be announced on June 18 at Opera Holland Park in London.

We've been shortlisted alongside huge foodie names we've long-admired like Meera Sodha, Felicity Cloake, Diana Henry, Nuno Mendes and Anna Jones - a huge achievement in itself!

Obviously, we have…


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

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Hello Grand Dishes supporters! 

We're thrilled to announce that tomorrow is the launch date of the Grand Dishes exhibition as part of Leeds Indie Food Festival. If you're in and around Yorkshire in the next month, we hope you can come along and see our handy work.

Running 10 May - 10 June 2018

The Gallery at Munro House

Grand Dishes has this month teamed up with Leeds Indie Food…

Grand Dishes Website LIVE

Friday, 30 March 2018

Grand Dishes supporters!


We have launched our website so that you can now see beautiful photography of our grandmothers and their stories as we continue to make Grand Dishes.

This summer we're excited to be cooking with two grandmothers in Spain (one of which is a TV chef out there!) another in Croatia, a Georgian grandmother and an Eritrean granny. We really want to be able to share…

Grand Dishes International Women's Day Dinner

Monday, 19 February 2018

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Grand Dishes supporters! We would love to invite you to a great, grand feast...

We have been busy cooking up an event for International Women's Day on 8 March, celebrating the power of women and storytelling through food. Teaming up with Feisty Feast, we'll be gathering wonderful women around an elegant banquet table for a night of storytelling, live poetry, life drawing and of course, a Grand…

Grand Dishes on Nowness

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

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Hey all,

It's true, we have been a little off the radar recently, but for good reason. We've been busy pulling together a short film for Grand Dishes for the leading video screening platform, Nowness.

This summer, we set out to shoot Yiayia - my Greek grandmother and the inspiration behind Grand Dishes - going about her daily routine. So much of her day is focused on food, from setting off for…

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