From Puglia, the Biggest Most Beautiful Olives.

To have a “handful” of these olives, you’ll only need about 3. They are huge. They’re actually the LARGEST olives in the world. They are tremendous in size and they are impressive in flavor. These olives are meaty. They are savory and sweet, at the same time. They have been known to convert olive skeptics…

Cibus 2014

Gustiamo never stops! Not long after our extra virgin olive oil adventure in Molise, we headed north to Parma. Our visit to Cibus 2014 was a whirlwind of a trip, but absolutely fantastic and full of excellent food and amazing people. We started our visit chatting with Rosalba and Alessandro from La Valletta (top left)….

Paola’s Focaccia with Olives

At Gustiamo, we love focaccia. We especially love focaccia with olives, Bella di Cerignola Olives of course. Pitted and cut into pieces, these gigantic olives are a perfect match for focaccia. This outstanding recipe for focaccia comes from our friend Paola Lovisetti-Scamihorn who is a passionate cook and food writer dedicated to spreading the word…

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…

Bella di Cerignola Olives Are So Good, Fit for a King

No kidding! Andrea Fratepietro, just emailed us the exciting news that his Bella di Cerignola are being tasted by the Royal Family. He was asked to send them (the Queen, King… everybody there) a presentation of his olives. This is what the Royal Family is reading, as we speak: “The Fratepietro olive groves can be…

Tuesday Tastings Resume @ Il Cantuccio

The pilot series of Tastings @ Il Cantuccio we did at the end of last year were so successful, we decided to continue them in 2011. Same place, same time! It’s going to be the first Tuesday of each month. We already had one. Did you miss the tasting of Bella di Cerignola Olives, on…

Come to Taste with Gustiamo

Every year I go to Taste, the artisanal food show in Florence. I love the old and beautifully renovated Stazione Leopolda, where it is located! I love the Michelangelo Hotel, across the street, where I always stay! I love Davide Paolini‘s selection of Italian food artisans! I love to meet so many of our producers!…

Bella di Cerignola Olives – You Can’t Find a More Local Olive!

Here, Andrea Fratepietro of Fratepietro farm and Beatrice proudly holding jars of green real¬†Bella di Cerignola olives. Don’t think we are in the Caribbean islands: This is Puglia, with palm and olive trees. Do you want to go? Andrea would love to see you, too. Back to the olives. Because they are so delicate, they…

Bella di Cerignola Olives by Fratepietro Farm in Puglia

I’m proud to announce that the authentic artisanal (as opposed to industrial) Bella di Cerignola olives have finally arrived to the Bronx. They are huge and meaty, the biggest olives in the world. But not tacky big. Elegant and tasty big. Great for cooking, near your cold cuts and cheeses, alone with your aperitif. They…