Out of love for tradition
Grandmothers are some good chefs! It's like they know how to do any type of food that you like. What is their secret? And also, how can one cook like a granny? The answer to these questions may be simpler than you think.
It's all about the old-fashion way of cooking. All the passion that went into the making of all the different dishes is based in archaic times. Back then, life was more simple in a way we can't understand today. People were more than happy to work outside, the house was seen just as a place where people cook, eat, and sleep. People were healthier, more patient, and happier.
Nowadays, we are constantly on a rush. Even our food is being processed faster because of consumerism. Our food is not like it used to be. It is not as tasty or fulfilling.
One of the main thing that people eat are flour-based food, just like bread. In the past, flour was made in mills, using stones to crush the wheat. This method is not working as fast as modern days methods, but it was really effective.
In order to try to cook like your grandmother, you can try to make leavened pies using stone ground flour, for a more authentic taste. This is an all-purpose flour, so you can even make home-made bread.
I bet you are wondering where you can find this type of flour. You may think it is long gone, but you can actually find it on DillyMart by clicking here.