Here we are:

Orsola Ciriello Kogan (aka ockstyle)

Name :: Orsola Ciriello Kogan (aka OCKstyle)
Calling :: Food & Travel – Wordsmith & Visual Storyteller

About me :: Born in Italy, under the shadow of Vesuvius, in the sunny town of Napoli. I’ve a background as photographer, trained chef and pastry chef, food & prop stylist.
Rome, NYC, Paris and Moscow are the places I’ve been calling home – hence a savvy traveler, experienced in multilingual content creation, with a strong cross-cultural sensitivity… [Read more]

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta” Federico Fellini

Simona Scarona (aka Chef)

Name :: Simona Scarone (aka Chef)
Calling :: Food, Wellness 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 IT]

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

Rosangela Giannoccaro (aka RosyGia)

Name :: Rosangela Giannoccaro (aka RosyGia)
Calling :: Food & Commercial 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 IT]

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

Matelda Codagnone (aka Deda)

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]

“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”

Lorenza Destro (aka Lonza65)

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]

“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

Sara Scutti [coquinaria]
Sara Scutti

Name :: Sara Scutti
Calling :: Food, Photography 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

Paola De Pillo [op-ed]
Paola De Pillo

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

Lucia Zeccara [photography and set decoration]
Lucia Zeccara

Name :: Lucia Zeccara
Calling :: Travel, Photography and Scenography

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. TV and movie set decorator, 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

Sonia Marchetti [food science and technology]
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