Tatair Najah has the warm-hearted generosity of our own grandmother and, treating us much like surrogate grandchildren, sends us off with at least one Tupperware container of food each time we meet.
Cooking is her joy, her life. Maurice, her husband, might be her biggest fan and the best-fed husband along the Mornington Peninsula.
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.