appetibilis.net is… the results of a collaborative effort of a group of friends passionate about Italy, its stories, legends and folktales.

Appetibilis, from the Latin appetere, means desirable. Originally it had the literal meaning of “striving towards something, trying to reach something

And here we are, always looking for stories in search of an author, about people and their territory, stories that tell (in words and images) about craftsmanship, gastronomy, art, agriculture, ingenuity … in short, everything that makes our beautiful Italian peninsula unique.

We love to travel, write and photograph People, Places and Things! Also to cook, eat, drink and be merry… Not necessarily in this order ;)

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That’s me, Orsola Ciriello Kogan, aka ockstyle a gourmet traveler and the founder of Appetibilis.

Photographer, trained chef and pastry chef, food stylist, and blogger. Experienced in multilingual content creation: I speak Italian, English, French and Russian.

At the beginning, I didn’t have a clear picture of how I wanted appetibilis.net to be, I just knew that it had to be appetizing, hence appetibilis, its Latin form…

The idea of the blog sparked some time ago, while traveling, and I created the first draft on the spur of the moment. You know, when you feel the need to do something new, perhaps because your lifestyle requires a change – be it for health reasons (like allergies or food sensitivity) and / or ethical choices; you can’t find easily the info you’re looking for and the blog appears to be a good solution to tell about your discoveries and observations.

In essence, with Appetibilis, we are on a journey to discover, recover and narrate about knowledge and culture of talented artisans and makers in search of an author. Along with local flavors, regional traditions, arts & crafts, food & wine of our unique territory.
On Appetibilis we also share stories, trends and suggestions about cooking with a zero waste approach, food styling, blogging and photography.

Truth to be told, it’s a constant work in progress :-)


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The original A-Team

Starting from the left:

The Appetibilis Girls | Photo ©GiuseppeMarone
Photo ©GiuseppeMarone

• Lorenza Destro, aka Lonza65: Languages, Sport, and Storytelling…

• Matelda Codagnone, aka Deda: Food, Safety and Photography…

• that’s me :) Orsola Ciriello Kogan

• Click here for more about the A-Team


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