Torrone: it’s Originally Sicilian

When it comes to torrone, the famous differences between North and South of Italy are as distinct as ever. The torrone made in the North of Italy is the hard one, delicious, but it threatens to break your teeth. The South, instead, produces a soft torrone. And, ready for this? It is in Sicily that Torrone was…

Mandorla Means Almond

Almonds are a protagonist ingredient in Sicily’s culinary heritage. They have been cultivated on the island of Sicily for thousands of years. Sicily provides the perfect terroir for almonds to thrive and grow with intense flavors. Many of Sicily’s native almond varieties like Romana Almonds and Pizzuta Almonds were never hybridized. Why does it matter that…

Gustiamo in Gambero Rosso

Have you heard about the party we threw in Torino? With our friend Alessandro Spoto? As Gambero Rosso says, it was a celebration of “Alessandro Spoto and Made in Italy in the Bronx!” “Alessandro Spoto, born and raised in Torino, with Sicilian origins, is a baker by passion. At 35 years old, he’s already 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…

Carlo Assenza, Grazie di Tutto

We are so sad to be here, writing about the passing of Carlo Assenza. Carlo was our friend and a esteemed crusader for the Sicilian Almond. Carlo was one half of a two person team. Thanks to Carlo and his brother Corrado Assenza the world has Caffe’ Sicilia, in Noto, Sicily. Caffe’ Sicilia is more…

Nunzio Caudullo: Pistachios from Bronte, Sicily

Many pistachios claim to come from Bronte, Sicily. Ours really do. Our pistachios come from the Caudullo family. They’ve been in the pistachio business in Bronte since the 1950’s.  Meet Nunzio Caudullo. He runs the Antonino Caudullo pistachio company and he is the the president of the Bronte Pistachio Slow Food Presidia. Nunzio has been in…

We are the winners 2017!

We could not be more excited to make this announcement. Two of our amazing products won Sofi Awards! This year, the Sofi Awards had more than 3000 products competing. Caffe` Sicilia Pistachio Torrone won a GOLD in the confections category. And Colzani Raw Almond Spread won a SILVER in the dessert sauce or topping category. We…

Benvenuti in America! An Epic Party in Florence.

Florence + Small scale silver factory +Panini by Alessandro Frassica + 140 friends. Sounds like a party! Yes, yes it was. In occasion of  so many of our food producers + friends being in the same city, we threw a party. OK, an EPIC PARTY. The name of the party was Benvenuti in America. We invited…

My Italian Holiday Wouldn’t Be Complete Without…

Torrone. Almond Torrone + Pistachio Torrone  Forget everything you know about “nougat.” This is different. It is made by an artist: Corrado Assenza in Noto, Sicily. It is light and chewy. It tastes like honey… …and heaven. The ingredients.  The first ingredient is nuts; you might say is it “chock full o’nuts,” or better, chock full of Sicilian…