Artisanal Sea Salt from a WWF Reserve in Sicilia

Try our artisanal unrefined sea salt! It contains less sodium and it “salts” more. Therefore, it is good for you! Harvested by hand since the 15 hundreds in the salt pans near Trapani, a WWF reserve. It is an unrefined product extracted from the sea. Since it is not subject to any chemical treatment to…

The finest almonds come from Noto, Sicily, says the NYTimes.

The other day, a very good friend, serious home cook and Gustiamo customer, emailed us to explain that he was in a panic. “I’ve been looking for almonds for ages. Do you know where I can find almonds that taste of something? I need to make a caprese, tomorrow”, he told me. Our immediate reply…

A Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean Diet rich in extra virgin olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruit & vegetables reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes and deaths by 30%. What are you waiting for? Read this article and live longer and better! We want to make sure all our friends read Gina Kolata’s article on the front page…

Food Predictions 2013: Hand-Made Food

Mario Batali uses his super-foodie E.S.P. to give us a heads up about our edible future. Kate Krader, Food & Wine’s restaurant editor summed up Batali’s food trend predictions for 2013 on the CNN Eatocracy blog and we are thrilled that there is a place for the hand-made in his gastronomic crystal ball. To be…

GustiGifts

You know what day it is? We are so happy we are not out there being trampled. Instead we are finishing up our gustigifts. Teleporting to Gustiamo’s Gift Central looks something like this: shelves stocked with eco-chic crates brimming with Italy’s Best Foods, painstakingly wrapped. Ah the dilemma to decide what goes in which crate……

Gustiamo Top 5: Recipes for Pasta Latini “White Box” Linea Classica

At Gustiamo we often preach the best ingredients when it comes to pasta. But, candidly speaking, if you don’t have the right base, the best pasta that is, your dish will be inferior. Don’t take it from us, let Chef Joseph Cacace tell you that he uses Pasta Latini. Our friends, the producers of Pasta Latini,…

Asphodel Honey by Luigi Manias from Sardegna

Luigi Manias keeps his bees in Mount Arci National Preserve. The richness of the flora is well reflected in the qualities of production of Asphodel Honey. Asphodel is a herbaceous bush producing flowers that resemble lillies. The honey has a warm amber color. To the nose, an herbaceous base which develops in a wide gamma…

Cardoon Honey – It is on and only on June 24th

Cardoon honey is the most typical Sardinian honey. It comes from Cardoon, as the name says. Sardinia boasts more than 300 varieties of cardoon, but Sardinian cardoon honey is mostly harvested from the “galactite tomentosa” variety, or White Thorn, of which vast fields surround the sides of Mount Arci’s Natural Park, where Luigi Manias’ bees…

Most Prized Italian Honeys – from Sardegna

Luigi Manias is considered the number ONE authority in everything Bees and Honeys even by his peers in Italy. He also writes books and gives lectures. He was even recently consulted by local authorities and carried out a bee-honey experiment to determine the suitability of a certain farm area in Sardegna. Watch here, where Luigi…

Gustiamo is Slow Food Approved!

Gustiamo, is one of them. If you open this link, you’ll see us sandwidched between the Greenmarkets (53 in the five boroughs) and Hearth, Marco Canora’s restaurant in the East Village. Good company, eh? What is the Snail of Approval? It is a reward that Slow Food gives to food establishments “because of their contributions…