Nonna to Nana

Stories of Food and Family by Jessie + Jacqueline DiBlasi

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Nanna Leona
Nanna Leona
Nanna Leona was born to Russian parents, grew up in China and migrated to Australia when she was eight years old. It is no surprise that her cooking is a fragrant fusion of Eastern and Western cuisines.
Yiayia Maria + Nonna Georgia
Yiayia Maria + Nonna Georgia
Yiayia Maria and Nonna Georgia are a charismatic mother–daughter combination and sitting in their lounge room surrounded by four generations of family is an overwhelming, powerful experience.
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.