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…

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…

Difficult Harvest for Italian Olive in 2016

The 2016 olive harvest has been challenging in Italy. Ok, not quite as hard as the infamous annus horribilis of 2014, but quite difficult. Overall, Italy produced less EVOO in 2016 than in 2015 due to bad weather; quick changes in temperature, from hot to cold, and heavy rains are no good for growing olives….

The Olive Oil Fridge Test is Nonsense

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a super food essential. Not only does good EVOO have the power to make any dish amazingly tasty, study after study consistently confirms its superior health benefits. Sadly, around 70% of EVOO sold in the USA is counterfeit (cut with other vegetable, nut, and seed oils). With EVOO fraud becoming more public…

Stolen il Tratturello

We just received some devastating news. All of the freshly harvested Il Tratturello olive oil has been stolen. Last night, thieves entered Francesco Travaglini’s frantoio (olive oil mill building) and took everything. The burglars broke in, vandalized Francesco’s frantoio, and drained his stainless steel tanks full of freshly harvested extra virgin olive oil. This awful heist has left Francesco and…