Fake Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It’s time for some real talk about Italian EVOO. When you buy olive oil, be aware that:  ✗ PRODUCT OF ITALY does not mean that the actual oil is made with Italian olives or that the olives were milled in Italy. ✗ HARVEST DATE, don’t see one on the bottle? That could mean the oil is a mixture of…

Nancy Harmon Jenkins cooks with EVOO

Our friend Nancy Harmon Jenkins, a very talented food writer and journalist, just published an article that filled us with joy and flavorful memories. Nancy starts off with a point that is quintessential to the Italian cuisine: Like thousands of cooks all over the Mediterranean world of healthful and delicious food, you can indeed cook…

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!

Antichi Uliveti Slow Food Presidium

Terrific news from the island of Sardegna. The 2019/2020 harvest of Antichi Uliveti del Prato extra virgin olive oil received a major recognition: the Slow Food Presidium. That’s the kind of award that certifies that a product is good, clean, and fair, and safeguards it from the risk of extinction. So, what makes Antichi Uliveti del Prato EVOO…

Olive Harvest 2019/2020: a sneak peek

We’re just a couple of days into September, and we are already wondering what the new harvest olive oils will taste like. Technically, the official start of the olive harvest in Italy is scheduled for the end of this month. But depending on the season, each producer will make their way to the fields at different times,…

Extra Virgin Summer – Olive Oils

The EVOO for your Summer Recipes While talking with one of our NYC chef friends the other day, he mentioned that ever since he started using Gustiamo olive oil, he can’t stop noticing how much of a difference it makes. The overall taste and impact of his dishes have definitely improved, he told us. Good…

EVOO protects brain

You should be drizzling Extra Virgin Olive Oil on ALL your food. Not only does it tastes so good with almost every dish, but there are numerous health benefits. Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) just published a study showing new health benefits connected to EVOO consumption.  Their research proves that…

We Want You To Know Something About Our Olive Oil.

What should I use this oil for? We get this question almost every day. Variations on this question include: Is this oil for cooking? You wouldn’t waste this oil cooked in sauce, right? Would this be an oil more for finishing only?  Gustiamo olive oils are for EVERYTHING. We want you to know that ALL the oils…

Feasting Everything Full of Antichi

That feeling when a Sarda Nonna cooks you lunch? Amazing. During our visit in Sardegna we had the pleasure of feasting with the Pinna Family, the makers . The feast was prepared by la Signora Carina (Caterina in the local dialect). When we first met Carina, we insisted that a plate of pasta would be enough…