About us

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

Appetibilis means desirable, from the Latin appetere. 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, photograph, cook, test-n-taste… Not necessarily in this order 😉

ockstyle travel vibe selfie
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…

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. A constant work in progress…


“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~Charles M. Schulz


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

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