Tomatoes Made in Italy – Who Are We Kidding?

Shocking, shocking, absolutely shocking! So shocking, I had to watch this video three times, to make sure I was understanding it correctly. Yes, it is in Italian, but it says things so terrible, I needed to make sure. In this video Enrica Majo talks about tomatoes that are labelled “made in Italy”. Where do your tomatoes come…

Elizabeth Minchilli’s Secret to Great Pasta al Pomodoro

“I have the hardest time finding good San Marzano pelati in the States. I think I’ve tried every brand at Whole Foods. Bleh! Just not the same. For truly great imported pelati, you can order from Gustiamo.” Parole Sante (blessed words) from Elizabeth Minchilli in  tomato + rosemary {pasta}, her latest blog post, where she says that sometimes…

Gotcha

Last friday, May 17, Corriere della Sera, the leading Italian daily newspaper, ran an article by Antonio Castaldo about fake Italian DOP foods. Included was a photo of one of the culprits. I won’t name them – not elegant – but here they are (open this link)! WOW, Antonio, you have courage! Finally, the media…

Dedicated to All Pizzaioli – How Enzo Coccia Does It

We are going to share the Ultimate Pizza Secret. (At left, Il Pizzaiolo‘s Pizza – picture taken by Gustiamo 3 days ago in Pittsburgh.) When you prepare the tomato sauce for your pizza and you open the tin of San Marzano tomatoes, you MUST use all the content of the tin, both the tomatoes and…

It Would Be Illegal. In Europe

We’re talking, AGAIN, about the San Marzano tomatoes scandal. I just received the comment below from Salvo Agusta, a lawyer in Italy, who explains what DOP really means in Europe. This is our point: it would be illegal in Europe to label a product San Marzano, if it is not a real San Marzano Tomato….

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…