Luigi Manias IGTV Debut

Instagram TV couldn’t have launched at a better time. Our friend Dan Toffey (who, actually, also works at Instagram) just visited Luigi Manias in Ales, Sardegna. While harvesting cardo honey, Dan published this video on IGTV. Luigi (with no beekeeper suit), Maria Francesca (with a yellow beekeeper suit) and Dan (with a white beekeeper suit) all worked together…

Gustiamo Sponsors at the Good Food Mercantile

Gustiamo loves Sarah Weiner and the Good Food Foundation. We are very proud to have had the opportunity to be a sponsor of the Good Food Mercantile in Brooklyn. We admire the amazing work that Sarah does to foster a community of honest food makers.  In fact, we were at the Mercantile with one of…

Caper Talk on Heritage Radio Network

This year Gustiamo was a proud sponsor of the Good Food Mercantile in Brooklyn. We were there with the caper dude, Gabriele Lasagni of La Nicchia in Pantelleria. He sat down with Kat from Heritage Radio Network to talk about his capers, caperberries, and Zibibbo grape products in the USA. Gabriele says: “I have worked with…

The Best Pizza Tomatoes with Anthony Mangieri On Vice

Gustiamo loves Anthony Mangieri. Gustiamo has been importing the best tomatoes for pizza for just about as long as Anthony has been making pizza. That, paired with the fact we are both obsessed with quality, makes it a no brainer that we are good food friends. Maybe you remember the Gustiamo Happy Video?  Anthony made a…

Chef Ryan Hardy talks about Sirk Grape Vinegar

We’ve always had a big chef crush on Chef Ryan Hardy, of Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones, and Legacy Records. Why’s that? Well, because of his impeccable taste, discerning palate, and sincere appreciation for Italian foodmakers and farmers.   Chef Ryan and Gustiamo share a love for Il Collio in Friuli, it’s a magical region and home…

Balsamic Vinegar NYC Takeover

Marianglea Montanari: balsamic vinegar maker, balsamic expert, and balsamic superwoman. We just spent a very exciting week with Mariangela, setting the city on fire… or better, setting the city on balsamic. And by balsamic we mean, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Mariangela is one of the few producers of balsamic vinegar that makes balsamic in…

Paul Riccio the Film Maker

We first heard of Paul Riccio  after we watched the award winning short film The Timmy Brothers – Water Makers. We spent about a week repeatedly watching this film and chain-mail style blasting it to all of our friends. Then, we called Paul Riccio and told him we needed to be his friend. We are very lucky…

Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s on Martelli Maccheroni

It’s no secret the Gustiamo loves Zingerman’s. We read their books, we hang out with their team, and generally speaking drink their cool aide.  We love Ari’s latest from his Top 5 List, so we are re-blogging it here on the GustiBlog! “Totally marvelous macaroni from Tuscany. I taste a lot of new foods—I’m always…

Victor Hazan on the I’ll Drink to That! Wine Podcast

We are long-time lovers of Levi Dalton’s I’ll Drink to That! Wine Podcast. Why do we dig this podcast? Because Levi gets real with the people he interviews, he goes deep and lets them talk.  He interviews all the wine people that we admire, from Beppe Colla to Arianna Occhipinti, to one of his latest episodes Victor…

Benvenuti in America! An Epic Party in Florence.

Florence + Small scale silver factory +Panini by Alessandro Frassica + 140 friends. Sounds like a party! Yes, yes it was. In occasion of  so many of our food producers + friends being in the same city, we threw a party. OK, an EPIC PARTY. The name of the party was Benvenuti in America. We invited…