Fricasseed chicken with Piennolo tomatoes and Taggiasca olives

The first person we looked to for cooking advice after our first shipment of Taggiasca Olives arrived was Victor Hazan.  He told us that “Marcella had a fricasseed chicken recipe that called for olive taggiasche. It was one of her many beloved chicken dishes. It’s on page 273 of MARCELLA CUCINA.” We were especially excited about this…

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018

Every two years Torino hosts Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, a food festival organized by Slow Food. And we always make a point of not missing it! Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is our great chance to meet all our producers and Italian friends. And it is one of our favorite events for discovering what’s new…

Ferragosto Pasta Festa at Bradley Farm

Gustiamo has a new annual tradition: Ferragosto Italian Dinner at Bradley Farm in New Paltz. Ray Bradley is a good food hero for the Gustiamo team. We eat his produce in nearly every day during our Gusti lunches. We actually have a long history of bartering with Ray Bradley, Sicilian EVOO for farm fresh heirloom…

Welcome Pasquale Imperato Sapori Vesuviani

Welcome Pasquale to the Gusti Family! His DOP Piennolo Tomatoes just landed for the first time in the USA. We are so proud to introduce our new producer of Piennolo Tomaotes, Sapori Vesuviani, lead by the wonderfully passionate Pasquale Imperato. If you ask Pasquale a question, there’s a 50% chance that he will start his…

Paolo Ruggiero of DaniCoop Wins Coldiretti’s Creativity Award

Congratulations to DaniCoop and their fearless leader Paolo Ruggiero, winners of Coldiretti’s Oscar Green Campano 2018 award for Creativity! DaniCoop is an agriculture cooperative made up of about 50 farmer members, united by a passion for growing and sharing REAL San Marzano Tomatoes. These are the folks who make our beloved Gustarosso San Marzano Tomatoes. …

Pasquale Imperato Sapori Vesuviani on RAI

This time of year in Italy there are 3 essential questions: Where are you? Who are you with? And most importantly, which TOMATO are you with? It’s tomato harvest time in Italy and RAI is aswering those 3 questions with: At the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. With Pasquale Imperato. Piennolo Tomato! RAI certainly made a…

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. Luigi (with no beekeeper suit), Maria Francesca (with a yellow beekeeper suit) and Dan (with a white beekeeper suit) all worked together…

Fancy Food Show + Fuori Fancy 2018

This year’s Fancy Food Show weekend was a blast. We kicked off the festivities with a wonderful day spent feeding people caperberries at the Good Food Mercantile. Next up was a killer edition of our Bronx Warehouse Supper Club. This dinner was in honor of our caper producer Gabriele Lasagni, in town from Pantelleria. It’s…

Gustiamo Sponsors at the Good Food Mercantile

Gustiamo loves Sarah Weiner and the Good Food Foundation. We are very proud to have had the opportunity to be a sponsor of the Good Food Mercantile in Brooklyn. We admire the amazing work that Sarah does to foster a community of honest food makers.  In fact, we were at the Mercantile with one of…

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,…