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…

Pesto alla Trapanese with Busiate Pasta

Busiate and Pesto alla Trapanese are a Sicilian match made in heaven. It makes sense, after all, both this pasta shape and this pasta condiment originate from the Trapani area of Sicily. Try it for yourself! Serves 4-6

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…

Green gold from the base of the Volcano

The latest from the New York Times adventures in Italy: Florence Fabricant in Sicily exploring the world of Bronte Pistachios! Nunzio Caudullo of the Antonio Caudullo Pistachio Company, showed her around Bronte as they explored the “green gold from the base of the volcano,” pistachios! In her article, Fabricant compares Bronte Pistachios to Californa Pistachios:…

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…

Almonds, Water, and More Expensive Food

Fear of almonds? Trying to cope with the ethical dilemma of California almond consumption? We are here to offer some clarity and an alternative: Romana Almonds from Noto, Sicily. Everyone seems to be weighing in on California Almonds and water use. Our favorite contributions on the subject come from Mark Bittman and Nancy Harmon Jenkins. The latest buzz stoking America’s almond moral panic is…

Almonds on Everything!

Team Gustiamo is always on some kind of collective food kick. Currently, Romana Almonds from Noto, Sicily are without a doubt our summer food of choice. After all, as Florence Fabricant said in the NYTimes, they are “the finest” of all the almonds and we simply cannot get enough of their rich nutty taste. Most…

Almond Joy in La Cucina Italiana Magazine

  La Cucina Italiana, the venerable Italian magazine that all Italian cooks have read for generations (it started its publication in 1929), goes to Sicily and talks about almonds, Gustiamo‘s almonds. GRAZIE! It’s a whole page of the magazine, July/August 2013 issue. Very appropriate, because this is the season when the almonds are picked in…