Here’s the A-Team

Here’s the A-Team in alphabetical order – in ordine alfabetico



Name :: Matelda Codagnone, aka Deda

Calling :: Food and Photography
About me :: I studied photography and I had the opportunity to cooperate with many professionals. Now my job is in a completely different area, but photography has been and continues to be my passion… [Read more :: Continua]

“Now that it comes to my mind, I ask myself what I really cherish about being “Abruzzese” and I must confess, alas! everything; I mean the pride of being Abruzzese swells up to my throat when I least expect it.” ~Ennio Flaiano, Italian scriptwriter”



Name :: Lorenza Destro, aka Lonza65

Calling :: Languages, Sport, and Storytelling
About me :: Born in the Sixties, I am fond of languages, sports, literature and food. I believe that “to know a second language is to have a second soul”. One of the funniest way to get to know a Country, besides learning its language, is to taste its food. For the time being, I am still exploring Italy… [Read more :: Continua]

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.” ~Ernest Hemingway

Our Contributors


Paola De Pillo
Appetibilis Op-Ed

Name :: Paola De Pillo, i.e. ME.
Calling :: Romantic, Creative, Aspiring Writer
About me :: Born in Northern Italy, in Turin, later on I have been relocated in Central Italy, in the area of Chieti province. I take notice of the olden and translate it into contemporary style. I absorb life, later to narrate it in short, nonsensical thoughts, screening them with the irony which, together with “Beauty”, shall certainly save us all… [Read more :: Continua]

“A medicine cat has no time for doubt. Put your energy into today and stop worrying about the past.” ~ Erin Hunter

Rosangela Giannoccaro

Name :: Rosangela Giannoccaro
Calling :: Food & Photography
About me :: Italian born in Zambia. I spent my first years in Africa, surrounded by the warm colors of a mysterious and seductive land. Back in Italy, I attended the ISFCI Institute of Photography and Integrated Marketing Communications in Rome, hence my debut in the professional world. My favorite pastime is cooking, a real passion… [Read more :: Continua]

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

Sonia Marchetti

Sonia Marchetti
Food Tech

Name :: Sonia Marchetti
Calling :: Food Science and Technology
About me :: I was born in Abruzzo, an area rich in folklore and Nature beautiful places. This is the reason why, although I travel extensively, I come back home anytime I can… [Read more :: Continua]

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu

Giuseppe Marone Photography

Giuseppe Marone

Name :: Giuseppe Marone
Calling :: Sports and Photography
About me :: Born in Termoli (Molise), fifty-some years ago – back when Abruzzo and Molise were a single region – I have been living and working in Abruzzo for many years. I’m an engineer for a multinational company in Pescara. Loves of my life: my wife and our cat. My passion: photography… [Read more :: Continua]

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ~ Ansel Adams

Chiara Puddu Illustration

Chiara Puddu

Name :: Chiara Puddu
Calling :: Drawing and Dancing
About me :: My name is Chiara [ˈkjara].
Indeed, my biggest passions are drawing and dancing. I am a resolute person – even though somebody may not believe it – I’m dedicated and hard-working. After all, one should never stop learning!

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Simona Scarone
Personal Chef

Name :: Simona Scarone
Calling :: Food and Music
About me :: Following the music, my first passion (I’m an “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” Graduate – Clarinet and Chamber Music), I felt the call for vegetarian and vegan cooking, with the latest addition of raw cuisine. I favor the healthy side of cooking in concert with flavor, aroma and taste.[Read more :: Continua]

“This evidence is overwhelming at this point. You eat more plants, you eat less other stuff, you live longer.” ~ Mark Bittman

Appetibilis contributor :: Sara Scutti :: Amateur Chef

Sara Scutti

Name :: Sara Scutti
Calling :: Food and Sports
About me :: I have a Degree in Economics and I am a chef-at-heart. My hobbies are cooking, of course, reading and playing volleyball for my town team. My best childhood memories involve food and the long Sundays that I used to spend in the kitchen with my grandmom and my mom… [Read more :: Continua]

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ~ Julia Child

Lucia Zeccara

Name :: Lucia Zeccara
Calling :: Travel and Photography
About me :: Born in Rome, I took my first steps in the world of photography in the magic New York City. Once back home, (the Eternal City), between advertising shootings, I realized that also my hometown could have been as exciting as the Big Apple (?) if only for its great food. Aspiring vegetarian, animal rights supporter, definitely a cat person. [Read more :: Continua]

“I love photography, I love food, and I love traveling, and to put those three things together would just be the ultimate dream.” -Jamie Chung


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