Sicilian Whole Wheat Pancakes

Our friend @saucesandwich_ came by the Gustiamo warehouse the other day and decided to treat himself to a big 5kg bag of Castelvetrano Flour from Sicily. Yes, he must really love stone milled, beyond whole wheat flour made of Sicilian ancient grains! So we weren’t surprised when he told us that he had a plan…

On Huffpost: How Italian Food Imports In The U.S. Will Be Affected By Coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Americans are learning not to take food for granted, especially food that comes from northern Italy’s Lombardia, Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions, which together account for 52% of the total production of Italy’s food sector. We’re in great company in this article written by Garin Pirnia for HuffPost, with our…

On La Cucina Italiana: Where to Order Italian Groceries from Home

For decades La Cucina Italiana has been a reference point for all the curious minds wanting to explore the conviviality of the Italian food culture. We are very glad that they are back with a refreshed and redesigned version of their magazine, in print and online. Through inspiring stories and authentic recipes, La Cucina Italiana…

On Wine Spectator: Gustiamo is Italy in the Bronx

In preparation for their April issue on “Made in Italy”, the Wine Spectator team paid us a visit in the Bronx. We had a very inspiring conversation on what’s special about Italian products and what’s the common denominator of the authentic foods selected by Gustiamo. Italian products have a particular lure that can be attributed to the…

This Springtime Colomba is Pure Joy

Spring is almost here, Easter is on April 12th, and we have Biasetto Colomba. Colomba is the most traditional Italian Easter cake, a classic symbol of peace and rebirth. It’s the joyful centerpiece of every Italian table during spring. In these trying times more than ever, Pastry Chef Luigi Biasetto wants his Colomba to bring a message of…

Welcome to the Danicoop warehouse in Sarno, Campania

Whenever we travel through Southern Italy, we never miss a chance to visit our tomato producers in Sarno, right outside of Napoli. This time we spent half a day there, to check in on the new harvest and say ciao to the whole Danicoop team. The most recent addition to the Danicoop headquarters is a…

In Ales, Sardegna: a honey dinner

Luigi Manias is our honey guru and the beekeeper we’ve been working with since the very beginning of Gustiamo. He’s an inspiring intellectual who is considered one of the world’s experts on everything bees and honey. While traveling around Sardegna for Carnival celebrations (did you follow our Sardegna food tour?) we spent quite some time…

Antichi Uliveti EVOO, from field to table

With Gavino Pinna behind the wheel of his pickup truck, we had the pleasure to be guided through the intertwining pattern of hills and valleys that goes from Ittiri to Sassari. Agriculture has been the life and soul of the Pinna family for three generations, in this stunning piece of land in the northern tip of…

Handmade Tumminia Flour Busiate with Fire Roasted Red Sauce

With a fresh 5kg bag of Castelvetrano Flour in the pantry, our friend @saucesandwich_ has been blending this stone ground Sicilian flour into some of his favorite recipes. After starting with the simplest recipe for whole wheat pancakes, he stepped up his game (and showed his natural skills) with these handmade Busiate di Tumminia. No…

An Olive Oil That Inspires Endless Conversation

In the hills of Fara Sabina, in the region of Lazio, Cru di Cures Extra Virgin Olive Oli is made by the aunt/niece team Laura and Antonella Fagiolo. This 2019/2020 harvest oil is a wonderful, well balanced expression of Carboncella, Raja, Frantoio, and Leccino olives. On the nose, the new harvest of Cru di Cures EVOO is vivid…