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…

Pasta con la Bottarga

Before you start to tell us that you don’t like fishy flavors, hear us out: we have served this dish to people who didn’t even realize they were eating fish. This pasta dish is a true marriage of Mediterranean flavors and it’s the bottarga that brings them all together, with its umami flavor. So umami….

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…

Italian Umami

Describing taste is a tricky task. How can we use language to articulate the sensations of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter without using those exact terms? What about umami, the 5th and most elusive taste? This is an even trickier task. Umami (from the Japanese “umai”) means tastiness and deliciousness. Broadly speaking, umami can be…

How To Use Bottarga

Bottarga  Bottarga is an ingredient worth having close at hand, always in your fridge. Bottarga is roe. This bottarga is mullet fish eggs that have been salted and dried by Oro di Cabras, our bottarga experts in Sardegna. Our bottarga tastes like the Mediterranean, concentrated salt and umami, with just the right flavor of fish (not too intense). How…

Salted And Dried Fish Eggs – Mullet Bottarga Oro Cabras

Mullet Bottarga. What exactly is bottarga? Bottarga is salted and dried fish eggs. In this case, mullet fish eggs. It can be grated or sliced and incorporated into many dishes that call for a fishy but elegant flavor kick. Fun fact, the Italian name bottarga comes from the Arabic bottarikh which means, well, salted fish…

Bottarga is Having a Moment

Have you ever searched #bottarga on Instagram? We highly recommend that you do. The results are numerous and ridiculously mouthwatering. Not to mention inspirational. You can use Bottarga in so many ways. No recipes needed. Here are some of our favorites: basic fennel salad, risotto, last minute egg style, pizza, keeping it simple, with artichokes….

Bottarga is Having a Moment

Have you ever searched #bottarga on Instagram? We highly recommend that you do. The results are numerous and ridiculously mouthwatering. Not to mention inspirational. You can use Bottarga in so many ways. No recipes needed. Here are some of our favorites: basic fennel salad, risotto, last minute egg style, pizza, keeping it simple with Linguine,…

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…

Mullet Bottarga. Ours is brown and smells fishy. And we are proud of it!

This is our Mullet Bottarga. Doesn’t it look ugly? It does. Very ugly. In fact, this is one of the most difficult products to photograph. However, it’s very delicious! We are convinced we represent the best and most honest food artisans/producers. And we keep asking them questions. I had a very interesting conversation with Mario…