Natalina Cherubino née Ieraci emigrated from Italy to Australia with her mum and two sisters in 1958, joining her dad on an isolated bush block in the south-west of Western Australia.
Like so many of their fellow emigrées, Natalina's parents created a life for themselves through hard work and determination. Today Natalina lives in the Perth inner suburb of Subiaco. She has five children and 13 grandchildren.
Natalina's teaches pasta-making at her popular cooking classes. She is a member of Slow Food Perth.