Stacey Snacks with Tomatoes and Anchovies

We first met Stacey of Stacey Snacks at a pizza place! Where else? This lady loves good pizza almost as much as we do. The pizza place was Razza in Jersey City. We were there to see Dan Richer and Katie Parla. It turned into an amazing food night. With lots of bread, butter (oh! Dan’s butter),…

NYTimes in Ischia, Eating Gustiamo

Did you read Julia Moskin’s “In Ischia, Italy, Cooking Is Done in the Sand, Not the Stove” in the NYTimes? Weren’t you literally salivating by the end of the article? What a meal she had! While she was waiting for her secondo to cook in the sand, she indulged in an epic antipasto, made with Maida Farm sotto’oli;…

Maida Corbarino Tomatoes in Ciao Chow Linda’s Blog

Yep, you read that correctly. Click here and see for yourself. Summertime food is life, and Linda knows it. Her recipe for pasta with mussels is an Italian classic. Using local mussels, artisanal pasta, and, of course, Maida Corbarino Tomatoes, Linda made a scrumptious looking meal. Linda used Andrea Cavalieri’s (a good friend of Gustiamo) fantastic pasta…

Padre e Figlio, Father & Son Team. Order TODAY for Father’s Day!

Look at Fabrizio, isn’t he a handsome young man? We first met Fabrizio when he was about 15 years old. Since then, we’ve had the privilege of watching Francesco raise Fabrizio to be the remarkable farmer he is today, just like his papà! Francesco and Fabrizio are a dynamite father and son team committed to…

Vegetable Adventures around Naples

We were just in Campania. Did you follow our adventures? Pizza Napoletana, buffalo paradise, anchovy everything in Cetara; just to name a few highlights. The whole trip was one inspirational visit after another. Our proudest moment was celebrating 14 years of importing from Maida Farm. Here‘s the pic of Beatrice and Francesco. They are old friends with a shared…

Vannulo, La Decrescita Felice, and Happy Buffalo

The first thing Beatrice told me after our visit with Antonio Palmieri was that if she were born a buffalo, she would want to be a buffalo on Vannulo farm. The conditions that these buffalo live in are spectacular. Better than most New Yorkers. Each buffalo has their own resting area on cushy rubber mats; we are told…

On Maida Farm

March on Maida farm: the broccoli harvest just finished and spring is coming. Francesco and Fabrizio Vastola are hard at work. Soon it will be summer and all these fruit trees will be full with the most delicious fruit in the world. Happy, the Vastola dog, is thrilled that we are visiting.

Broccoli Season on Maida Farm

This time of year the Campania countryside is a beautiful yellow! Everywhere you look is full of Friarielli, the typical broccoli rabe of Campania. After the Friarielli are harvested, their plants flower in a brilliant yellow. We were so happy to be on Maida farm just a week after the Friarielli harvest. We actually got to…

Sweetest Season in Italy + Amazing Antipasto Idea

Fig season! Gustiamo’s Danielle was there, in Campania, helping the Vastola family make their stunning White DOP Cilento Fig Extra Jam! What impressed Danielle the most? Well, just how much the fig, straight from the tree, resembles the jam she has eaten so many times at Gustiamo in the Bronx. An unmistakable flavor profile. What…

Postcard from Fig Season, Maida Farm in Campania

We just cannot stay away from magnificent Campania! This episode of “Gustiamo and Friends go to Campania” brings us to Maida Farm, near Paestum, where Gustiamo’s Danielle got a full dose of summer figs. White Cilento Figs to be exact. Danielle spent the day with the Vastola Family on Maida Farm, picking figs and making jam….