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…

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…

Gustiamo Open Warehouse November, 30th 2013

Gustiamo loves Small Business Saturday! It gives us a chance to open our doors and invite Italian food lovers in the Tri-State area to come meet us, taste Italy’s Best Foods, and learn about Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Gustiamo is a true small business, we are an independent importer of only the best Italian foods…

The Biennial Business of Pistachios from Bronte

“Non siamo in California!!” “We’re not in California,” was the first thing Corrado Assenza of Caffe’ Sicilia, told me when I started asking questions about Bronte, Sicily’s pistachio harvest, a subject that has always perplexed me.  Although the taste of the Bronte pistachio is simply delicious, the cultivation is decidedly complicated. The pistachio trees that grow around Mt. Etna are picked every other year, usually…