The Tomato Pantry

Good Italian tomatoes are the foundation of Italian cooking. With all its particular microclimates and unique terroirs, the geographical Italian peninsula is practically designed for growing gloriously flavorful tomatoes. All Gustiamo tomatoes are harvested at their peak ripeness and preserved at their maximum flavor potential. When you buy a Gustiamo tomato, you know you are getting your…

San Marzano on TV

Yes! That’s Stanley Tucci and Zio Vincenzo together eating San Marzano tomatoes fresh off the vine in the Gustarosso fields in Sarno. It’s the premiere of CNN’s new show Searching for Italy, aired last Sunday. For the first episode, Tucci chose to explore Campania and dive into the world of real San Marzano tomatoes. If you’re…

Gustarosso Tomatoes

Gustiamo’s canned tomatoes come from DaniCoop, a cooperative of farmers based in Campania. Chefs, pizzaioli, homecooks, and tomato experts all agree: nothing compares to the tomatoes canned by Danicoop. Paolo (in the pic!) and his team at DaniCoop pack 2 types of tomatoes for Gustiamo: REAL San Marzano tomatoes and 100% Italian tomatoes. 100% ITALIAN…

Pasta al Pomodoro

Pasta al Pomodoro is probably the most iconic Italian comfort food. It makes for a quick meal full of goodness for every day in every season. Here at Gustiamo, we cook Pasta al Pomodoro (at least) once a week.  Simplicity is the key: we can never get bored of this one!

3 Tomatoes for your Pizza

There are only three tomato varieties permitted by the Naples pizza authorities when making by the book Pizza Napoletana. San Marzano, Corbarino, and Piennolo tomatoes. They are heirloom varieties, local to the Campania region, where they are hand harvested and cared for by honest and passionate farmers, who dedicate their lives to these tomatoes. San…

Welcome to the Danicoop warehouse in Sarno, Campania

Whenever we travel through Southern Italy, we never miss a chance to visit our tomato producers in Sarno, right outside of Napoli. This time we spent half a day there, to check in on the new harvest and say ciao to the whole Danicoop team. The most recent addition to the Danicoop headquarters is a…

San Marzano Day, a letter from Nicholas Blechman

We just spent some wonderful days in Sarno, Campania, for the majestic celebration of THE REAL San Marzano tomato: San Marzano Day, the tomato feast organized by DaniCoop. Obviously, we wouldn’t miss it for any reason. This year, San Marzano Day was pretty damn grand. Did you watch our IG story reportage of the day?…

An Epic San Marzano Day

July 15th, 2019 – San Marzano Day We just spent the day in Sarno, and what a day! In the gardens of San Marzano tomatoes we were in extraordinary company: more than 20 chefs and pizzaioli from all over the world walked us through tomato rows, where the San Marzano was front and center of a vibrant…

Rabbit Cacciatora by Stefano Corvucci

The first time that we tried this dish we were in Bologna at chef Stefano Corvucci’s cooking school. We couldn’t believe that a recipe this simple could result in such sophisticated flavors. Chef Stefano has been our friend for many years. At his cooking school CIBO, the culinary institute of Bologna, Stefano specializes in making complex…

Bittman’s Pasta with Anchovies and Friarielli

When Mark Bittman holds a conversation about pasta with broccoli rabe and anchovies that starts with “trust me”, we have no other choice than just going ahead and giving it a try. Especially when the full tag line is “No cheese. You’ll never miss the sausage. Trust me.” We adapted the original recipe using Danicoop Friarielli,…