About me :: Qualcosa di me

Orsola Ciriello Kogan Once upon a time in Saint Petersburg.. photo: ©ArKey

Once upon a time in Saint Petersburg. Photo: ©ArKey

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About me:
Born in Italy, and brought-up between the city and the countryside with fresh and genuine foods, thanks to my family’s love for everything organic, sustainable, local and seasonal.
Photographer, trained chef and pastry chef, food stylist, home economist, blogger. Experienced in multilingual content creation, and social media. I’ve been living and working between Rome, Moscow and Paris, hence a savvy traveler with a strong cross-cultural sensitivity, a creative and enthusiastic team player, very cool in chaos.

Chio san and me at the Hôtel Ritz Place Vendôme, Paris

Cooking, styling, taking pictures, writing and blogging… not necessarily in this order 🙂

A pinch of my culinary adventures:
* Le Cordon Bleu Paris graduate, “Diplôme de cuisine”. I did my kitchen debut as an Intern at the restaurant “Pavilion Ledoyen”, 3-stars Michelin, under the Chef Christian Le Squer.
* École Ritz Escoffier graduate, “Diplôme de l’Art de la Pâtisserie Française”, chez l’Hôtel Ritz Place Vendôme Paris, where I practiced my cooking skills in the kitchens of the restaurant “L’Espadon”, under the Chef Michel Roth, where I went from savory to pastry under the Chef Pâtissier Eddie Benghanem.


Moscow, Dragomilovsky Food Market

Moscow, Dragomilovsky Food Market

Qualcosa di me:
Sono nata all’ombra del Vesuvio e come lui sono sempre in attività: essenzialmente girovaga, 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.
La passione per la cucina mi è stata instillata dalla mia famiglia, il cui amore per tutto ciò che è locale e stagionale mi ha permesso di conoscere e apprezzare prodotti freschi e genuini: essere cresciuta tra la città e la campagna italiana è stato fondamentale.
Ho collaborato e collaboro con testi, foto e ricette a pubblicazioni su web e su carta, fra cui: Appetibilis.net; FoodMeditation.net; Sale e Pepe; TeleCafè Channel One Russia; Bread*Salt Magazine Russia; Eksmo Publishing House Russia.

Education
Visual Arts

“Photography”
IED, Rome, Italy – European Institute of Design;
[Fotografia, Istituto Europeo di Design, Roma, I].

“Commercial Photography Degree”
Institute of Photography and Integrated Marketing Communications – ISFIC, Rome, Italy;
[Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata, Roma, I].

“Documentary Filmmaking”
University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Summer Program – USC, LA, USA.

Culinary Arts

“Diplôme de Cuisine”
Le Cordon Bleu Paris, France – [The Cuisine Diploma].

“Master de Cuisine” and “L’Art de la Pâtisserie Française”
Ecole Ritz-Escoffier, Hôtel Ritz Place Vendôme Paris, France [Master of Cuisine and The Art of French Pastry].

“Cake Decorating and Sugarcraft”
Squires Kitchen International, Farnham, Surrey, UK.

“Food Styling Certification” with Delores Custer
CIA – Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, USA.

“Italian Pastry Certification”
Gambero Rosso Schools, Rome, Italy, [Pasticceria Professionale].

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