Pasta e ceci alla Romana

Pasta with chickpeas is a classic. One of the reasons we love this dish is because it perfectly represents the idea of “cucina povera.” There are several variations of this pasta dish, but the Roman one is our favorite! Pasta e ceci alla Romana uses anchovies and tomato concentrate, which make it especially flavorful. Serves…

Balsamic Vinegar NYC Takeover

Marianglea Montanari: balsamic vinegar maker, balsamic expert, and balsamic superwoman. We just spent a very exciting week with Mariangela, setting the city on fire… or better, setting the city on balsamic. And by balsamic we mean, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Mariangela is one of the few producers of balsamic vinegar that makes balsamic in…

Piemontese Hazelnuts in The Wall Street Journal

Alta Langa Hazelnuts are front and center in the Bits and Bites column of the Wall Street Journal! Gabriella Gershenson advises that these Piemontese Hazelnuts will “make an impression wherever you put them, whether in cookies, in tarts or directly int your mouth.” That’s because, as she explains, these hazelnuts are from the “mountainous Alta…

Paul Riccio the Film Maker

We first heard of Paul Riccio  after we watched the award winning short film The Timmy Brothers – Water Makers. We spent about a week repeatedly watching this film and chain-mail style blasting it to all of our friends. Then, we called Paul Riccio and told him we needed to be his friend. We are very lucky…

Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s on Martelli Maccheroni

It’s no secret the Gustiamo loves Zingerman’s. We read their books, we hang out with their team, and generally speaking drink their cool aide.  We love Ari’s latest from his Top 5 List, so we are re-blogging it here on the GustiBlog! “Totally marvelous macaroni from Tuscany. I taste a lot of new foods—I’m always…

Gustiamo on NBC Today 2017

Check us out in the NBC Today show Ultimate Foodie Gift Guide! They chose our La Molina Dark Tuscan Chocolate for their list. They says, “made by hand by a small chocolatier in Tuscany using the best chocolate and hazelnuts from the Piedmont region of Italy. These XXL bars are perfect for the chocolate connoisseur…

Green gold from the base of the Volcano

The latest from the New York Times adventures in Italy: Florence Fabricant in Sicily exploring the world of Bronte Pistachios! Nunzio Caudullo of the Antonio Caudullo Pistachio Company, showed her around Bronte as they explored the “green gold from the base of the volcano,” pistachios! In her article, Fabricant compares Bronte Pistachios to Californa Pistachios:…

Pesto Rossi in The 2017 Saveur Edible Gift Guide

Our pesto is in The 2017 Saveur Gift Guide: Edible Gifts! Saveur says: “For any pesto-lover, some of the best is from Roberto Panizza, one of the world’s great pesto experts, a restauranteur and the creator of the Genoa Pesto World Championship. Fortunately, even if you’re not in Liguria, you can buy his pesto straight…

Gustiamo gifts on Newsday

We were just  featured on Newsday in their guide Gifts for Food and Drink Lovers. This is what they say about us: “Since 1999, Bronx-based Gustiamo has scoured Italy for the absolute best specialty food items. The Viva Italia box, attractively packed in a wooden crate, contains dried chickpeas from Umbria, sea salt from Sicily,…

Gustiamo on The Splendid Table with Frances Lam

Gustiamo and Francis Lam are friends from way back. Check out this vintage GustiBlog post from 2009. These week we sponsored an episode of Francis’s NPR radio show,  The Splendid Table. The Splendid Table is supported by Gustiamo, an online Italian Food company, dedicated to importing the best ingredients from Italy. Offering to spread the Italian holiday joy this year…