In Season: Fresh Peas in the Pod, Asparagus and…

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“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations


A-Team :: Chi siamo – Lorenza Destro

Lonza65
Lonza65

Lorenza Destro aka Lonza65

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 and it’s a quite long way to go…

I was brought up in Veneto and I studied in Trieste. I graduated in 1990 and I am a translator by trade. In 1993 I moved to the Abruzzi and since then I have been living in the Pescara area. I have been working as a free lance translator and as employee in many companies of the area. I have always been interested in food because I strongly believe that it is the most powerful means to understand people and to gather people together. Food is a sort of traditional footprint that we bear with us but can be easily shared with others.

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Blog: Verba Volant
Twitter: Lonza65
Instagram: Lonza65

 

A-Team :: Chi siamo – Matelda Codagnone

Deda
Deda

“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, journalist and humorist”

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.

Matelda, everybody keeps asking me the origin of my name. “Dante!” I answer “in Purgatory”. She is the woman the Poet meets in Paradise before Beatrice. Friends just call me Deda!

In my salad days I wanted to become a photographer… and, as a matter of fact, I worked as such, for some time. I studied photography and I had the opportunity to cooperate with many professionals of the field. Fashion, art, show biz, cinema, advertising. You name it! But life is a continuous journey of transformation, things change and I left photography for a while. A few years ago I dusted my camera off and  now I shoot for sheer fun in my spare time. Now my job is in a completely different area, workplace safety and training. I set up and arrange training courses on safety topics and between one course and the other, I take pictures.

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“Adesso che mi ci fai pensare, mi domando anch’io che cosa ho conservato di abruzzese e debbo dire, ahimè, tutto; cioè l’orgoglio di esserlo che mi riviene in gola quando meno me l’aspetto.” –  Ennio Flaiano

Adoro Flaiano e il suo pensiero brillante, ironico e libero. Mi chiamo Matelda Codagnone, Speedy Mat… così mi chiama(va) qualcuno e sono abruzzese.

Matelda, tutti mi chiedono che origine abbia il mio nome. “Dante!” rispondo ” nel Purgatorio. È la donna che il poeta incontra nel Paradiso Terrestre prima di Beatrice.” Gli amici però mi chiamano Deda!

E pensare che da giovane volevo fare la fotografa… per qualche anno l’ho fatta. Ho studiato fotografia e ho lavorato per molti anni con tanti professionisti del settore. Dalla moda, all’arte, dallo spettacolo e cinema alla pubblicità. Poi, perchè la vita è tutto un divenire, le cose son cambiate e ho abbandonato per diverso tempo. Da pochi anni ho ripreso a scattare delle immagini per puro divertimento e piacere quando ho tempo libero. Oggi il mio lavoro è in un settore diverso, la sicurezza sul lavoro e la sua formazione. Organizzo corsi divulgando il verbo del lavorare senza pericoli e fra un corso e l’altro scatto foto.

A-Team :: Chi siamo – Orsola Ciriello Kogan

OCKstyle
OCKstyle

⭐ Qualcosa di me in italiano.

Orsola Ciriello Kogan aka OCKstyle
Instagram: @ockstyle
Twitter: @FoodMeditations

Cooking, Styling, Photography, Writing.
Not necessarily in this order
😉

Photographer, trained chef and pastry chef, food stylist, and blogger – experienced in multilingual content creation.

Born in Italy – Rome, Paris, Moscow and NYC are the places I feel at home. Hence a savvy traveler with a strong cross-cultural sensitivity, who keeps cool in chaos.

I’ve been collaborating, be it in words, pictures or recipes, with online and print publications… [Read more]


Member of (Socia) AIFB Associazione Italiana Food Blogger (Italian Food Bloggers Association), and IACP International Association of Culinary Professionals


⭐ Qualcosa di me

Fotografa, food stylist e blogger, con un trascorso professionale in cucina e pasticceria.

Sono nata all’ombra del Vesuvio – Roma, Parigi, Mosca e New York sono le città dove mi sento a casa. Quindi, viaggiatrice navigata, con una forte sensibilità interculturale.

Tra un viaggio e l’altro fotografo, provo e invento ricette dolci e salate, preparo cibi e bevande per le riprese fotografiche, scrivo. Non necessariamente in quest’ordine 😉

Ho collaborato e collaboro con testi, foto e ricette a pubblicazioni online e stampate… [Continua]

Orange Mini Cakes

food styling notes: orange mini tarts by ockstyle



Photo: Alexey Tryaskov.
Food Styling: Orsola Ciriello Kogan.
Images courtesy of Eksmo Publishing Russia.