Postcards from Trento (Trentino Alto Adige) June 2019 | Photo: ©OrsolaCirielloKogan

#ItalianFlavors :: A weekend in Trento traveling + cooking

Thanks to the Istituto di Tutela Grappa del Trentino (Institute for the protection of Grappa of Trentino), and AIFB (Italian Association of Food Bloggers, of which I am a member), I’m back from a wonderful trip to Trento where the Institute organized a Food Contest dedicated to cooking with local grappas: La Grappa del Trentino … Continue reading #ItalianFlavors :: A weekend in Trento traveling + cooking

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Food Styling :: Twirling Spaghetti @ Attico7

“There is absolutely no substitute for the best. Good food cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor. It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing.” ~James Beard Spaghetti with Lupin Beans Ragù #GlutenFree #VeganFriendly Recipe: Chef Simona Scarone Food Styling: Orsola Ciriello Kogan Photo ©RosangelaGiannoccaro

#InstaFood “L’appetito vien guardando” in Abruzzo

"Ami la buona cucina e ti piace fotografare?" Ti aspettiamo venerdi 6 aprile a Lanciano (Chieti), presso il Ristorante SPAZIO 33 per un'eccezionale "Serata #InstaFood" Potrai gustare il raffinato menu dello Chef e con l'aiuto del team di Atelier Appetibilis scoprirai cosa fare per ottenere degli scatti di cibo davvero deliziosi, usando solo il tuo … Continue reading #InstaFood “L’appetito vien guardando” in Abruzzo

Non solo in cucina :: Cibo, Fotografia e Food Styling

Vi siete mai chiesti: - Preparo dei bei piatti ma non riesco a fotografarli bene? - Come faccio ad ottenere l'effetto sfocato? - Quanto tempo può resistere un piatto davanti all'obiettivo? - Come posso migliorare la qualità delle mie foto prima e dopo lo scatto? I nostri corsi potrebbero dare una risposta a queste e … Continue reading Non solo in cucina :: Cibo, Fotografia e Food Styling

Food Photography & Styling Workshops

"Food Photography & Styling" Il workshop e' rivolto a chi desidera approfondire le tecniche di ripresa del food, sia per chi utilizza fotocamera, smartphone o tablet. Docenti: ~ Lucia Zeccara Photography ~ Orsola Ciriello Food Styling Durata: 4 ore Orario: Sabato mattina dalle 9:00 alle 13:00 Date 2017: Calendario Location: Sabatini Fotografia, Roma Consigliabile la … Continue reading Food Photography & Styling Workshops

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Springtime :: Pasta, Fava Beans and Pecorino Romano

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Recipes to try: ~ Pasta Recipes Pappardelle with Broad Beans & Pecorino via Jamie Oliver ~ This recipe is inspired by a dish from southern Italy made with fresh peas rather than fava beans... Spaghetti With … Continue reading Springtime :: Pasta, Fava Beans and Pecorino Romano

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Ingredients :: Anchovies

What are Anchovies? "Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish." ~ Ovid (Heroides) PROJECT: Raw - Seafood PHOTOGRAPHER: Serena Eller STYLING: Orsola Ciriello Kogan Interesting links: ~ An anchovy is a small, common salt-water forage fish of the family … Continue reading Ingredients :: Anchovies

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Plated :: Anchovies and Parsley

"The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in." ~ Henry Green PROJECT: Raw - Seafood PHOTOGRAPHER: Serena Eller STYLING: Orsola Ciriello Kogan Interesting link: ~ There is no specific minimalist diet, but as a lifestyle, minimalism takes into account food choices and diet... The Minimalist Diet via LIVESTRONG.COM

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Picnic food :: Frittata di “Maccarune Carrati” :: Zero waste recipe

Once upon a time, when the zero-waste attitude was an integral part of our living, there was “la frittata di maccheroni”. There are no particular recipes for this one-dish meal usually made out of leftover pasta with its sauce, beaten eggs and eventually “aggarbato” with cheese (usually the grated crust of aged-old pecorino)... Read more: … Continue reading Picnic food :: Frittata di “Maccarune Carrati” :: Zero waste recipe

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“Spaghetti alla Chitarra” Strikes The Right Chord

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You don’t need to be a musician to enjoy “spaghetti alla chitarra” [chitarra, pronounced key-tahr-rah, is the Italian word for guitar]. You just need to be a curious foodie, since spaghetti alla chitarra, or simply “chitarra” is one of the many signature dishes of the Abruzzi cuisine.

Chitarra – the artisanal cooking tool – is made of a wooden frame with steel wires stretched on it. Once you have a classic fresh pasta dough, the entire process of making spaghetti is relatively simple.

Sfoglia di semola rimacinata... Photo: Deda Sfoglia di semola rimacinata… Photo: Deda

First you’ll need to make a “sfoglia” (= dough rolled-out to form a sheet), then you lay it onto the the chitarra and press it with the help of the rolling pin to cut the delicious strands (by means of the pin or by hand). The outcome is this.

Making "Spaghetti alla chitarra"... Photo: Deda Making “Spaghetti alla chitarra”… Photo: Deda

Spaghetti alla chitarra is durum wheat square-shaped egg…

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