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…

Pasta Faella and Colatura, a Natural Pair of Wonderful Foods

At Salone del Gusto we didn’t go anywhere without first making a stop in Campania. Actually we felt we were always there. Why? We love Campania and its products. For example, Pasta Faella and Colatura di Cetara, their booth was right next to each other, geographically they are very close and they complement each other perfectly….

From Danielle: EV Olive Oils and Green Almonds

Our friend Danielle (left), who lives in Palermo and loves authentic Italian foods, takes me to explore Capo Market in Palermo (Beautiful!) and writes this lovely article, below. From Sicilian EV Olive Oil to Sicilian green almonds, in season now and in abundance at Capo! “At Gustiamo, we pair our Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)…

Pasta Faella from Gragnano is a SOFI finalist in Washington DC

Getting ready to go to Washington DC, to attend the Fancy Food Show and to celebrate Pasta Faella, SOFI finalist as best product of the year. Their panel of food experts chose among nearly 2,000 products in 30 food categories. In the Pasta category, they chose Faella pasta, which is an incredible accomplishment. How many…

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…

Pasta Martelli in America, Only with Gustiamo!!!

 If Martelli pasta is a legend in the world, which it is, there must be a reason, since they do not advertise and spend no money in marketing. Their participation at Taste,  the food show in Firenze, this year, was an exception! Dino Martelli, the patriarch of the family, who has been making artisanal pasta…

Colomba by Luigi Biasetto – Ready to Celebrate Easter!

This is me in Heaven (ie, in Padova) with Luigi Biasetto, the master pastry chef who bakes Gustiamo’s Colomba (our traditional Easter cake), which just flew into our warehouse in the Bronx. I tasted the first colomba last Saturday in the Bronx, and I was in Padova to see Luigi a couple of days later….

Jeremy McMillan, Fantastic Chef @ Bedford Post Inn

What a fantastic dinner! Left, Gustiamo (Nicolette, Stefano, Martina) with chef Jeremy McMillan at Bedford Post Inn, in Bedford, NY, north of the city. The place was jumping last Tuesday, a notoriusly slow night for restaurants. Bedford Post Inn is also an 8 room Relais & Chateaux AND it is owned by Richard Gere (need…

Identita’ Golose, The SCOOP! Esposito Chooses Danicoop!

Gustiamo went to a wonderful and fun event, Identita’ Golose, yesterday, organized by the infatigable Paolo Marchi from Milano. It was a STELLAR group of 6 Italian and 6 American chefs who share ideas, cook together, translate for each other and show us how great dishes are created by great minds, tradition, ingredients and innovation. We…

Da Emilio – A True Roman Trattoria

This is Emilio, of Trattoria Da Emilio, in quartiere Trieste, in Roma. Emilio proudly shows a photograph of the late Aldo Fabrizi, one of the icons of Roman popular culture; he was an actor, a poet and a big gourmand. Aldo Fabrizi lived in the neighborhood and used to be a regular. Although Emilio has…