Sandhurst’s very own Nonna, Geraldine Lubrano joins Nonna Valerie Cibej, chef Massimo Mele and Nonna Maria Mele to explore what it means to be a Nonna, and a much-loved feeder.
A celebration of food, love and family.
We don’t all have a Nonna, but luckily there’s more than enough food, love and family to go around. Watch our videos below to feel the warmth and have a laugh, as our Nonnas and their chef children get to the heart of Italian food.
Those incredible smells that greet you walking into a top Italian restaurant, the out-of-this world taste, those melting textures… all borrowed.
Those big warm hugs, endless bowls of food, a sharp quip to put you in your place, another bowl of food. What’s not to love?
Nonna Valerie Cibej lets us in on the best things about being a Nonna. And her own kids aren’t going to like it.
Chefs Andrew Cibej, Massimo Mele and Nonna Geraldine Lubrano discuss what it is that makes Italian cooking so great, especially with Nonna’s magic touch.
Chef Massimo Mele gets a very honest lesson in what it’s like to go from being a parent to a grandparent.
Top Italian chef, Andrew Cibej, tells us about the greatest lasagne he’s ever tasted, made by his very own Nonna.
Our favourite Italian chef from Masterchef, Sara Oteri, talks life, love and Nonna Carmela.
Sandhurst CEO, Mimmo Lubrano and our chefs Sara Oteri and Massimo Mele discuss how great food comes straight from the heart.
When a young Massimo Mele was out making his way in the world, his Mum, Maria, knew just how to help.
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