The perfect Moka Coffee

Giamaica Coffee is selected, roasted, and ground with incredible attention to detail by Simone Frasi in Verona. Simone learned the art of coffee roasting from his father, the legendary Gianni Frasi. Simone is as perfectionist a coffee roaster as he is a coffee drinker. Here are some of his secrets for brewing the absolute best coffee using the Moka pot….

Caffè Leccese: iced coffee with almond milk

This one is a real treat. A summer coffee preparation traditional to Puglia, that became popular in every Italian coffee shop. It’s a mix between iced coffee and affogato, featuring the luscious addition of homemade almond milk. A sweet, satisfying, perfect break for a hot afternoon!

Shakerato Giamaica Coffee

Shakerato is the Italian alternative to your afternoon iced coffee. It is round, low in acidity, and so refreshing. Simone Frasi, the master roaster of Giamaica caffè, takes his shakerato rigorously without sugar and loves to serve it in a martini cocktail glass. Don’t be fooled. You don’t need a fancy shaker to make this…

Italian Black Rice

Venere Black Rice is Italy’s most famous aromatic rice variety. What do we mean when we say aromatic rice? Cook it and find out. As this rice simmers on the stove, your entire kitchen will fill with an aroma akin to freshly baked bread. The aroma of this rice is just the teaser. Venere Black Rice has…

The Tomato Pantry

Good Italian tomatoes are the foundation of Italian cooking. With all its particular microclimates and unique terroirs, the geographical Italian peninsula is practically designed for growing gloriously flavorful tomatoes. All Gustiamo tomatoes are harvested at their peak ripeness and preserved at their maximum flavor potential. When you buy a Gustiamo tomato, you know you are getting your…

The Gustiamo Cheese Board

Presenting the Gusti Cheese Board! This cheese board offers Italian vibes from south to north: featuring the Sicilian sun of Pantelleria, the pastures and vineyards of the Emilia Romagna food valley, and the breezy hills of Alta Langa. The star of the spread is a glorious yellow-tinged wedge of Vacche Rosse Cheese. With this Red Cow…

Pork Tenderloin with Hazelnuts

Luscious and decadent, Elizabeth Minchilli’s recipe takes two iconic Italian dishes (Maiale al Latte + Filetto in Crosta di Nocciole) and combines them brilliantly. The sweet and mineral Alta Langa hazelnuts shine in combination with the round creaminess of the sauce and the savoriness of the seared pork tenderloin. Ideal during the holidays, this rich…

Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino

A jar of Maida Chili Peppers in your pantry means that you have both Italian chili oil + preserved chilis on call at all times. These peperoncini are your Mediterranean hot sauce. They combine the crisp mouthfeel and rich flavor of hot peppers in a balanced spicy + savory glow. Father and son farming team, Franco and…

On Heritage Radio Network: MADE IN ITALY, REALLY!

A Taste of the Past is a podcast by HRN exploring the link between food cultures of the present and past. In this week’s journey through the history of food, the host and culinary historian Linda Pelaccio interviewed Gustiamo’s very own Beatrice. Linda starts the dance by defining Beatrice “a woman who has made it her…

Fake Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It’s time for some real talk about Italian EVOO. When you buy olive oil, be aware that:  ✗ PRODUCT OF ITALY does not mean that the actual oil is made with Italian olives or that the olives were milled in Italy. ✗ HARVEST DATE, don’t see one on the bottle? That could mean the oil is a mixture of…