Nonna to Nana

Stories of Food and Family by Jessie + Jacqueline DiBlasi

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Nonna Nina
Nonna Nina
Nonna Nina is our mother and best described as a roving grandmother, who will happily cook in the kitchens of her daughters, family and friends.
Nanna Censa
Nanna Censa
Married for over 57 years, Censa and George maintain a heart-warming tenderness, demonstrated when we ask to take their portrait. We’re overwhelmed by their sweetness as George instinctively takes Censa by the hand for the image.
Mama Maureen + Mama Audrey
Mama Maureen + Mama Audrey
Maureen and Audrey are sisters and they bustle about the kitchen together like one person. Without instruction, they add to and finish off each other’s dishes, occasionally checking in with each other to confirm they’re doing it right.