Pasta con la Bottarga

Before you start to tell us that you don’t like fishy flavors, hear us out. We have served this dish to people who didn’t even realize they were eating fish. This pasta dish is a true marriage of Mediterranean flavors and it’s the bottarga that brings them all together, with its umami flavor. So umami….

What is whole wheat?

Practically everything you see in the USA labeled as “whole wheat” is not whole. Did we just blow your mind? Sorry, not sorry. How do we know that this is true? Because there is just not THAT MUCH whole wheat flour being milled. According to the amazing and thorough article, Bread is Broken by Ferris Jabr in the…

Grano Duro and Grano Tenero. What’s the difference?

Grano Duro and Grano Tenero. We hear about these wheats all the time. Why do they cause so much confusion? We have been talking a lot about this distinction with our miller Filippo Drago and also with our friends at Mulino Marino in Piemonte. We finally have cleared up our confusion and it is really not that difficult….

Why don’t Penne Martelli have ridges?

The day our Danielle visited Pasta Martelli in Lari, Tuscany was penne day! Danielle was there while the Martelli family dried freshly made penne and packaged them (by hand). You know that Pasta Martelli makes just 5 pasta shapes, right? Dino Martelli, the patriarch of the Martelli family, told us that they chose the 5 most classic…

Purgatorio Beans in The NYTimes

Do you know that feeling of satisfaction when a friend discovers for themselves a favorite thing that you have known about and loved for years? That is how we felt reading this article. David Tanis, we are so glad you have Columbused Purgatorio Beans. Really! We couldn’t be more thrilled to hear you love these Italian…

Why does our pesto have ascorbic acid?

If you love our Pesto Rossi you’ve probably read its very short list of ingredients. Only seven!  DOP Basil from Genova, Ligurian EV Olive Oil, Slow Food protected Garlic of Vessalico, Sea Salt from Trapani, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Sardo, Pine Nuts, and Ascorbic Acid. The last ingredient on the label is Ascorbic acid. You might have asked yourself,…

Benvenuti in America! An Epic Party in Florence.

Florence + Small scale silver factory +Panini by Alessandro Frassica + 140 friends. Sounds like a party! Yes, yes it was. In occasion of  so many of our food producers + friends being in the same city, we threw a party. OK, an EPIC PARTY. The name of the party was Benvenuti in America. We invited…

Angry Pasta at Roman’s in Bklyn

Here at Gustiamo we believe that food is more than just eating, it’s a social/cultural act. That’s why we are so excited to be working with Roman’s in Brooklyn on their angry pasta dish. For the month of February Penne all’Arrabbiata is on the menu. And when you order this dish, all proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood. Where are…

Valentine’s Day Turns Green

Preparing for Valentine’s Day? Let Grub Street’ Chris Crowley tell you. Gustiamo’s got your back! Our Pistachio Spread from chocolatier Marco Colzani was featured on Grub Street’s awesome list: “18 Valentine’s Day Sweets That Are Way Better Than Those Heart-Shaped Chocolate You Always Get.” We couldn’t agree more. This pistachio spread is the perfect sweet…

Busiate with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

This one is a wintertime favorite suggested to us by Filippo Drago in Sicily. It’s the busiate that make this dish. Something about their rustic nuttiness pairs perfectly with the sausage and broccoli rabe.