Be part of a family adventure : a cookbook with 34 authentic recipes of Pasqualina, my Italian grandmother.


The project

Born in center of Italy, Pasqualina, become Pascaline then Mamie-Câline for all successive grandchildren of our family, gather each generation for more than 30 years.

Her sunday's lunchs are a real institution !




With this book, i wanted to show all her "savoir-faire", her great intuitions and all love she put into each of her plates.


The 120 pages book is composed of 34 recipes : 5 starters, 19 main courses, 6 desserts et 4 "childhood souvenirs" !  






I also wanted this book 100% made in France whereas most editing houses print in China or eastern europe. That's why I picked a small french printing house named Graph2000 based in Argentan, Normandy.  





Special thanks to Serge for his amazing camera, Christophe for his help on video, Marine & Léo for Mamie and I picture, Carlos for translations and my mother who woke me up very early each sunday morning of this adventure ! :-)


I am also very proud of my grandmother for her enthusiasm and great mood during the whole project !

Why fund it?

The first objective of 8500€ would be used to print 200 books. I wanted high quality paper and materials to show the recipes the best way.


Below is the distribution for 200 books :

74% printing

14% delivery

8% website commision

4% text correcting




If, thanks to your generosity and interest, we exceed 300 books ordered, we will do a few benefits.


With this money, I would like to take my grandmother to Rome for a week-end. She was born less than 100km away from italian capital but she never had the chance to visit it.


One of her dream I would like to become true.




Guillaume Gasquet

Previously Art Director in advertising, I took the time to make this important project happen : a recipies book from my italian grand mother cuisine. From photographs to writing, graphic design to material choices, I wanted to imagine the whole book to show this family heritage the best way.

FAQ Questions about the project

+ Quelles sont les caractéristiques technique du livre ?

120 pages avec couverture rigide cartonnée, contre-collage d'une toile Setalux et marquage à chaud. Le papier utilisé est un Munken Lynx Blanc 150g/m2. Format à la française 19,5 x 25,5cm. Dos carré collé cousu, Impression offset recto/verso.

+ Je n'habite pas en France, comment recevoir le livre ?

En fonction de l'endroit du monde où vous êtes, je vous contacterai et nous nous arrangerons ensemble. Je peux aussi le garder à Paris en attendant que vous veniez me rendre visite ! :)

Newest comments

c'est la première fois que je soutenais un projet j'ai été touché par son histoire et son projet, et moi-même DA d'agence j'étais assez confiant sur la qualité du bouquin... je viens de le recevoir et je ne suis pas déçu par ce très bel objet réalisé à l'ancienne, belle couverture, beaux papier, belle garde, beau façonnage, belles photos, belles mise en page et... belles recettes ! bravo guillaume et bravo mamie câline ! buon viaggio a roma
Bravo guillaume et merci à vous tous....
Such a sweet project Frenchie!xx