Feasting Everything Full of Antichi

That feeling when a Sarda Nonna cooks you lunch? Amazing. During our visit in Sardegna we had the pleasure of feasting with the Pinna Family, the makers . The feast was prepared by la Signora Carina (Caterina in the local dialect). When we first met Carina, we insisted that a plate of pasta would be enough…

Preserving Your Family Land When Everyone Around You is Selling

Did you read about our Sarda feast? While we were eating on the Pinna family’s farm in Sassari, we learned all about the beginnings of their agricultural family. As it turns out, Carina, the matriarch of the family,  did not want her children to become farmers. But, luckily for us, they did anyway and took…

Gustiamo’s Spaghetti con Bottarga in Guida Garrubbo

We are honored to have the privilege of calling Ed Garrubbo one of our friends. The Garrubbo Guide is a mouthwatering recipe catalogue of pasta. The latest to be featured among the delectable pasta dishes is the Gustiamo classic: Spaghetti con Bottarga. It was a big hit over at Garrubbo: “Just last weekend, I got by…

From Sardegna!

On the northwestern part of the Island of Sardegna, you find the Pinna family and their wonderful olive groves. The Pinna family is dedicated to their land and truth in extra virgin olive oil production. They make their oil with just one type of olive, Bosana, a local olive that thrives in Sardegna’s Mediterranean climate. …

Just in from Sardinia – New Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The olive farmers of the Pinna family make this EVOO in Northern Sardinia. Some of their olive trees are 400 years old! This EVOO is made from 100% Bosana olives. And we must say, this most recent harvest is particularly excellent… click here to read more about it in our newsletter; and to sign up for our newsletter…

An Extra Virgin Stocking Stuffer

Our baby tins and bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil were practically made to be king stuffers. Unlike many doodad type stuffers you may be considering these are super functional and as they say in Sicilian, “sono duci a vedersi”, so cute looking! Even the most ardent EV Olive Oil consumers we know find these little…

Taste 2012 and Gustiamo’s Producers

I am a great fan of Taste, the trade food show that is held in Firenze, every year in March. Where else could I meet such a large concentration of Gustiamo‘s producers? In one spot, for three days, we talk about future plans, prices, new products and orders… we have fun, we talk about family…

Meet Gustiamo’s Oil Producers @ Whole Foods

We are all so thrilled to be included in Whole Foods!!! This is such a huge thing, our oil producers decided to come to NY to share our joy. They will give demonstrations at the New York area Whole Foods stores (all 22 of them!) and will explain to anyone who will listen: how you…

Whole Foods and Gustiamo: Seize the Moment!

In case you follow the Market (the stock market, i mean), you certainly have noticed the impressive performance of WFMI (Whole Foods Market, for us mortals) in the past 4 months! It was under $35 in early October, 2010; it is now almost $60!!! What happened? The financial world must have heard Whole Foods was…

Antichi Uliveti del Prato, In Defense of Italian Landscape

Gavino, Leonardo and Antonella Pinna are brothers and sister who tend their ancestors’ beloved olive groves, outside Sassari, in the north of the island of Sardegna. It is a beautiful area, 300 mt. above sea level; all around the family  property, real estate developers have built big villas. By keeping the olive business alive and…