Here’s the A-Team in alphabetical order – in ordine alfabetico
Name :: Orsola Ciriello Kogan, aka OCKstyle
Calling :: Culinary Arts (Digital Catalyst)
Bio :: Born in Italy, and brought-up between the city and the countryside with fresh and genuine foods.
Photographer, trained chef and pastry chef, food stylist. I’ve been living and working between Rome, Moscow and Paris, hence a savvy traveler with a strong cross-cultural sensitivity, who tends to keep cool in chaos… [Read more :: Continua]
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust
Name :: Matelda Codagnone, aka Deda
Calling :: Visual Storytelling (Chief Visual Storyteller)
Bio :: I simply adore Flaiano and his smart, ironic and free mindset. My name is Matelda Codagnone, aka Deda or Speedy Mat… – as someone used to call me – and I am Abruzzese… [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 :: Storytelling (Author and Chief Storyteller)
Bio :: 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
Name :: Paola De Pillo, i.e. ME.
Calling :: Romantic creative, aspiring writer
Bio :: 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
Name :: Sonia Marchetti
Calling :: Food Science and Technology
Bio :: 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
Name :: Giuseppe Marone
Calling :: Photographer-at-heart
Bio :: 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. Since I was a teenager I love photography. At the time, photography meant film and… [Read more :: Continua]
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ~ Ansel Adams
Name :: Chiara Puddu
Calling :: Drawing and Dancing
Bio :: 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
Name :: Sara Scutti
Calling :: Chef-at-heart
Bio :: My name is Sara and I come from Altino (Chieti), a lovely tiny town in Abruzzo. 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
Name :: Lucia Zeccara
Calling :: Photographer and Movie Set Decorator
Bio :: Born in Rome, I took my first steps in the world of photography in the magic New York City. Once back home, in 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