Warehouse Break-in Festa di San Giuseppe Dinner

We love our warehouse. And more than anything else, we like to eat, drink, and be merry in our warehouse. Last night we did just that. We invited 10 of our best friends and partied. It was awesome. No one gave a damn that the temperature was freezing. There was plenty of wine to keep us…

Gustiamo on Crain’s New York Stories

When our friend Rosemary Maggiore asked us to do a Crain’s Business episode for their New York Stories series, we blushed. We were just giddy over the fact that the legendary Crain’s New York Business was interested in us. Rosemary came to visit us and along with Jill Kaplan and their posse of camera people they transformed our…

Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs

Anne Noyes Saini is our audio journalism friend. When Anne comes ’round the warehouse, she usually has a microphone in tow. Her latest venture into the Bronx was to document the stories of two female entrepreneurs, our Beatrice and Eileen Formanes. Eileen is a bright young Filipino traditional baker and Beatrice spent a lovely evening chatting with…

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

We did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It was a mass-bucketing, with a bunch of our good friends outside the Gustiamo warehouse in the Bronx. We did it in honor of our wonderful friend in Roma, Bruno, who stands up to SLA (the ALS acronym in Italian) every day. It was a lot of fun…

Adventures in Sarno and Gragnano

Gustiamo’s Edoardo is in the middle of a splendid adventure around Napoli and Salerno. He has been in the field learning all about the San Marzano tomato harvest at DaniCoop and Pasta Gragnano making at Pastificio Faella. We just talked to him. He is beaming with excitement. He told us that it was a privilege…

Our Delivery Heros!

Our heros, Ian and Pooran are leaving the warehouse! They hope they can deliver to your location with all this snow on the ground! If you see them, welcome them with a big smile. They are the best. They’re attempting the impossible to bring you Italy’s Best Foods.

Staff Holiday Picks Follow-Up

Did you catch our Gusti Staff Holiday Picks? If not, check it out here.  Now that the gift giving season is over, we are curious to hear how it went. Danielle says that her grandma was the most excited about the Martelli Fusilli. However, Danielle is worried that her nonna might just keep her Tuscan…

Wonder How Our Products Get to You?

Meet Pooran, our packing guru! He just received some stellar customer feedback via Facebook. We’re lucky to have him. Julie says: “…the two jars of anchovies arrived on time and in perfect condition. Most excellent packing and beautifully done! Kudos to your entire shipping team! Especially the packer!!! Grazie mille!” And Scott chimes in with: “Let…

Danielle’s Gustiamo People series: Alice.

The first thing Beatrice told me about Alice (a-lee-chay) was that she received her PhD in olive oil. After which, Beatrice explained that this is the new pre-requisite to work at Gustiamo; of course, she was joking… I think. For her doctoral dissertation, which was specifically about olive ripening and its effect on oil, Alice…

“Happy New Year and Good Luck!!” from Elana

Suitcases stuffed with Gustiamo bounty, it was time for me to return home to San Francisco; my short stay in New York City had come to an end. Now every time I savor the flavors of Italy, via the Bronx, I smile with sweet memories. Yesterday I unwrapped packages of lentils and beans from La Valletta because…