Here’s the A-Team in alphabetical order:



Name :: Orsola Ciriello Kogan, aka OCKstyle
Calling :: Gourmet Traveller (Digital Catalyst)
Bio :: Born in Italy, and brought-up between the city and the countryside with fresh and genuine foods. Photographer, food stylist and blogger, experienced in multilingual content creation & management… [Read more]

“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 (Master 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]

“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 (Chief Author-n-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 is, 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



Paola De Pillo
Appetibilis Op-Ed

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]

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

Sonia Marchetti

Sonia Marchetti
Food Tech

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]

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

Giuseppe Marone Photography

Giuseppe Marone

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]

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

Chiara Puddu Illustration

Chiara Puddu

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

Appetibilis contributor :: Sara Scutti :: Amateur Chef

Sara Scutti

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]

“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, (ma gattara de più) definitely a cat person. [Read more]

“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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