Why We Love Bosana

There’s no other olive that expresses the identity of Sardegna better than the Bosana olive. Bosana olives are a Sarda icon. Native to the island, they are the purest expression of Sardegna’s rural landscape. Bosana olives are also extraordinarily rich in polyphenols. In fact, there is no other olive as rich in polyphenols as the…

Antichi Uliveti Slow Food Presidium

Terrific news from the island of Sardegna. The 2019/2020 harvest of Antichi Uliveti del Prato extra virgin olive oil received a major recognition: the Slow Food Presidium. That’s the kind of award that certifies that a product is good, clean, and fair, and safeguards it from the risk of extinction. So, what makes Antichi Uliveti del Prato EVOO…

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…

Gustiamo Goes To Sardegna

Summer or Fall, rain or shine, the Gusti Team travels to Italy. We never stop learning from our farmers and food makers, and we do it the old-fashioned way: in person. We just came back from Sardegna, and we are eager to show you how the Gusti producers are doing during the busiest period of…

Feasting Everything Full of Antichi

That feeling when a Sarda Nonna cooks you lunch? Amazing. During our visit in Sardegna we had the pleasure of feasting with the Pinna Family, the makers . The feast was prepared by la Signora Carina (Caterina in the local dialect). When we first met Carina, we insisted that a plate of pasta would be enough…

Preserving Your Family Land When Everyone Around You is Selling

Did you read about our Sarda feast? While we were eating on the Pinna family’s farm in Sassari, we learned all about the beginnings of their agricultural family. As it turns out, Carina, the matriarch of the family,  did not want her children to become farmers. But, luckily for us, they did anyway and took…

Gustiamo’s Spaghetti con Bottarga in Guida Garrubbo

We are honored to have the privilege of calling Ed Garrubbo one of our friends. The Garrubbo Guide is a mouthwatering recipe catalogue of pasta. The latest to be featured among the delectable pasta dishes is the Gustiamo classic: Spaghetti con Bottarga. It was a big hit over at Garrubbo: “Just last weekend, I got by…

From Sardegna!

On the northwestern part of the Island of Sardegna, you find the Pinna family and their wonderful olive groves. The Pinna family is dedicated to their land and truth in extra virgin olive oil production. They make their oil with just one type of olive, Bosana, a local olive that thrives in Sardegna’s Mediterranean climate. …

Just in from Sardinia – New Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The olive farmers of the Pinna family make this EVOO in Northern Sardinia. Some of their olive trees are 400 years old! This EVOO is made from 100% Bosana olives. And we must say, this most recent harvest is particularly excellent… click here to read more about it in our newsletter; and to sign up for our newsletter…

An Extra Virgin Stocking Stuffer

Our baby tins and bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil were practically made to be king stuffers. Unlike many doodad type stuffers you may be considering these are super functional and as they say in Sicilian, “sono duci a vedersi”, so cute looking! Even the most ardent EV Olive Oil consumers we know find these little…