Patsy Grimaldi Is Back in Town!

Remember Patsy’s? Remember Grimaldi’s? Legendary pizza places in NY! Patsy Grimaldi is now opening a new pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge, again. In exactly the same location as the original Grimaldi’s (later sold) was. Patsy is shopping for real San Marzano Tomatoes and came to see us in the Bronx. They said that all they…

From Danielle: Recapping the Tomato Scandal

Danielle is not only learning about the difference between REAL and FAKE Italian food products. She is getting angry and angrier. This is what she says about San Marzano tomatoes. “5 Facts You Should Know About San Marzano Tomatoes– Recapping the Tomato Scandal” 1. Who is the King of the Tomatoes? A true DOP San…

Pappa al Pomodoro, with Gustiamo’s Tomatoes

From our good friend, Steve Maslow, just back from Italy where he had a food revelation: Pappa al Pomodoro. Steve thinks the best Pappa al Pomodoro is the one he will make with Gustiamo Tomatoes and EV Olive Oil in his home in Brooklyn. This is Steve’s lovely ode to Pappa al Pomodoro: “Between Florence…

Pappa al Pomodoro, by Steve Maslow

PAPPA AL POMODORO ALLA CHIANTIGIANA The soup is sprinkled with torn basil leaves and evoo and served very thick, so thick in fact that the Tuscan pays a compliment to the chef by joking that the Pappa should be served with a fork. Read Steve’s ode to Pappa al Pomodoro here.

DaniCoop – On NASFT Newsletter

As seen on Nasft – Specialty Foods’ NEWS: Gustiamo, Inc. is newly importing DOP San Marzano tomatoes from Agro Nocerino Sarnese by DANIcoop. These are varieties grown from a cooperative of 200 farmers with the mission to preserve the quality and authenticity of the San Marzano tomato. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GUSTIAMO LAUNCHES NEWEST TOMATO IMPORT…

Beware, Fake San Marzano Producers!!!

President of Consorzio San Marzano keeps us updated on the fascinating world of San Marzano Tomatoes! He is glad the World is paying attention! The Italian Police, the Carabinieri and Customs Inspectors are working harder to protect the San Marzano good name. Left, a recent article in an Italian newspaper (read the article, here): 34 tons…

A Miracle – San Marzano Tomatoes Beyond DOP

Il Miracolo di San Gennaro is a tomato grown by Sabatino Abagnale in Agro Sarnese-Nocerino (the proper DOP Area). It is DNA tested 100% San Marzano, and a wonderful product. Sabatino’s production of Il Miracolo is very limited, a few thousand tins and jars per year! These Miracolo have reached a cult status and despite…

What’s in A Name? Occupy San Marzano!

The protesters of Zuccotti Park fame filed a petition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to become the lawful owner of the brand “Occupy Wall Street”. If I think of them I envision youth, clean faces, fight for a better future, ingenuity, creativity. They invented Occupy Wall Street, they need to keep the authentic…

Identita’ Golose, The SCOOP! Esposito Chooses Danicoop!

Gustiamo went to a wonderful and fun event, Identita’ Golose, yesterday, organized by the infatigable Paolo Marchi from Milano. It was a STELLAR group of 6 Italian and 6 American chefs who share ideas, cook together, translate for each other and show us how great dishes are created by great minds, tradition, ingredients and innovation. We…

Buy Real San Marzano Tomatoes… from a Merchant You Trust

The president of the Cosorzio San Marzano says that at least 95% of the San Marzano tomatoes in America are not San Marzano. How do you make sure they are? First thing you do, you check the tin’s label: it MUST say “Pomodoro San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese Nocerino D.O.P.“; it MUST have the symbol of…