Luigi Manias IGTV Debut

Instagram TV couldn’t have launched at a better time. Our friend Dan Toffey (who, actually, also works at Instagram) just visited Luigi Manias in Ales, Sardegna. While harvesting cardo honey, Dan published this video on IGTV. https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/267114a319d299012af0c7ca9652f8a1/5B51EE13/t50.16885-16/10000000_218115342130477_2845863021299892224_n.mp4 Luigi (with no beekeeper suit), Maria Francesca (with a yellow beekeeper suit) and Dan (with a white beekeeper suit) all worked…

Maida Artichokes in the New York Times

Ask anyone in Italy who is passionate about good sott’oli and they will say the name Maida. Francesco Vastola of Maida Farm is a THE AUTHORITY when it comes to preserving seasonal vegetables in extra virgin olive oil, just as the NYTimes! They recently published an article about Francesco’s iconic artichokes. As Florence Fabricant says,…

Caper Talk on Heritage Radio Network

This year Gustiamo was a proud sponsor of the Good Food Mercantile in Brooklyn. We were there with the caper dude, Gabriele Lasagni of La Nicchia in Pantelleria. He sat down with Kat from Heritage Radio Network to talk about his capers, caperberries, and Zibibbo grape products in the USA. Gabriele says: “I have worked with…

USA Today’s Best Pizza in New York Nominees

Juliana’s Pizza in Brooklyn is our favorite spot for New York Style pizza. We have been working with the legendary Patsy Grimaldi for years! Juliana’s uses fantastic ingredients and they make a damn good pizza. Did you know that Juliana’s was awarded Best Pizzeria in the USA by TripAdvisor in 2015? Now they are nominated for Best Pizza…

Pasta con la Bottarga

Before you start to tell us that you don’t like fishy flavors, hear us out. We have served this dish to people who didn’t even realize they were eating fish. This pasta dish is a true marriage of Mediterranean flavors and it’s the bottarga that brings them all together, with its umami flavor. So umami….

Nettuno Colatura on Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods

Andrew Zimmern went to visit our anchovy and colatura producer for his recent episode of Bizarre Foods, Amalfi Edition. We are so tickled to see Andrew, accompanied by Katie Parla, at Nettuno in Cetara. We have been there so many times, it’s a special place for us, right in the heart of Cetara. Actually, Nettuno…

Spaghetti con la Colatura

Raffaella Nettuno makes Gustiamo’s Colatura (best Colatura you ever tasted). This is her special and secret recipe for Spaghetti con la Colatura. Delicious and very easy to prepare. You just need to know how to boil water. (serves 4-6)

Pasta with Caperberries, Hake, and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Gustiamo is on a caperberry kick. We can’t stop cooking with them; we’ve been adding caperberries to just about everything lately. When our friend, Chef Silvia Barban of LaRina, heard about our caperberry obsession, she created this pasta recipe for us. For this amazing pasta dish, Chef Silvia uses sun dried tomatoes from Maida Farm and a…

Corrado Assenza on Netflix

Have you watched the new season of Chef’s table on Netflix? It is not to be missed, especially that second episode starring Corrado Assenza from Caffe’ Sicilia. The episode is magical. It is enticing and inspiring, just like Corrado. In fact, Corrado has been a source of Gustiamo’s good food inspiration for decades! Gustiamo has…

Pesto alla Trapanese with Busiate Pasta

Busiate and Pesto alla Trapanese are a Sicilian match made in heaven. It makes sense, after all, both this pasta shape and this pasta condiment originate from the Trapani area of Sicily. Try it for yourself! Serves 4-6