New York Italian Stories

We are so proud to be one of the four stories chosen by the Italian Consulate and filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini for their documentary about Italians in NYC. And we are in great company with Giorgio and Nancy Spanu of Magazzino, doctor Caterina Tiozzo, and Antonio Tomarchio of Cuebiq. It’s a video of hope and resilience,…

Hummus Bottarga

This recipe is the glorious tahini-less bottarga hummus that we make every summer. We are kind of obsessed with it.  We first learned this recipe from the wonderful Stefania Barzini. Stefania, thank you for introducing us and all of our friends to the chickpea + bottarga combination: this recipe is facilissima e buonissima, so simple…

Get Suspicious

When the label of your Balsamic Vinegar lists more than ONE ingredient, get suspicious. Real, honest, good Balsamic Vinegar is made applying traditional techniques and incredible craftsmanship to one simple ingredient: 100% GRAPE JUICE In Vignola, in the province of Modena, Mariangela Montanari and her balsamic family run La Ca dal Non, passing down the art of…

Bean Stew

“Healthy comfort food” isn’t necessarily an oxymoron. Trust us: this bean and vegetable stew is anything but a penance. It’s a creamy and tasty soup that can be declined year-round using seasonal vegetables, and it’s a great way to empty your crisper drawer when your veggies are about to wilt. So how does an uninspiring…

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…