Sicilian Whole Wheat Pancakes

Our friend @saucesandwich_ came by the Gustiamo warehouse the other day and decided to treat himself to a big 5kg bag of Castelvetrano Flour from Sicily. Yes, he must really love stone milled, beyond whole wheat flour made of Sicilian ancient grains! So we weren’t surprised when he told us that he had a plan…

Handmade Tumminia Flour Busiate with Fire Roasted Red Sauce

With a fresh 5kg bag of Castelvetrano Flour in the pantry, our friend @saucesandwich_ has been blending this stone ground Sicilian flour into some of his favorite recipes. After starting with the simplest recipe for whole wheat pancakes, he stepped up his game (and showed his natural skills) with these handmade Busiate di Tumminia. No…

In Food and Wine: Tasting the Real Italy with Gustiamo

The talented writer and Gustiamo’s carissimo friend Paul Greenberg just wrote an article for the December issue of Food and Wine to tell the story of “how Beatrice Ughi became America’s most influential importer of the rarest, purest foods Italy has to offer.” Well, that’s a bold statement! We are very honored by the beautiful…

CIBO Bologna, chef Stefano

In the very city center of Bologna, under one of the iconic portico walks, there is a little corner of Gusti products. It’s CIBO – Culinary Institute of Bologna, the cooking school of our friend Chef Stefano Corvucci. Traditional techniques and excellent ingredients are Stefano’s core values: everyday he starts his cooking classes in Bologna’s…

An Epic Breadfacing: Colomba + Pistachio Spread

It’s no secret that Gustiamo loves Bread Face.  She is our favorite performance artist and we love how weird and experimental she is. You can read more about Breadface and about the time she met Luigi Biasetto here. For Easter 2019, Bread Face did an epic Colomba breadfacing. She breadfaced Biasetto Colomba topped with Colzani…

Eating My Way Through Italy, Elizabeth Minchilli’s Book

We love this book because of Elizabeth Minchilli‘s no-joke advice about how to simply eat the best food when in Italy. For instance, Elizabeth’s guide to eating pizza in Naples features our pizza-genius friend Enzo Coccia. Elizabeth says, “Enzo Coccia is often called the Professor of Pizza… [he] has led a new revolution in Naples in…

Paul Riccio & Danny Hoch Video Series

This is a Gustiamo original video series, starring  Danny Hoch, directed by Paul Riccio. We love these 4 videos because of Danny’s charisma and humor, Paul’s genius video cuts and camera angles. Basically, these videos are the personification of how we feel about the food we import from Italy. Grazie mille Danny e Paul! We are…

Gustiamo in Gambero Rosso

Have you heard about the party we threw in Torino? With our friend Alessandro Spoto? As Gambero Rosso says, it was a celebration of “Alessandro Spoto and Made in Italy in the Bronx!” “Alessandro Spoto, born and raised in Torino, with Sicilian origins, is a baker by passion. At 35 years old, he’s already a…

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018

Every two years Torino hosts Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, a food festival organized by Slow Food. And we always make a point of not missing it! Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is our great chance to meet all our producers and Italian friends. And it is one of our favorite events for discovering what’s new…

Ferragosto Pasta Festa at Bradley Farm

Gustiamo has a new annual tradition: Ferragosto Italian Dinner at Bradley Farm in New Paltz. Ray Bradley is a good food hero for the Gustiamo team. We eat his produce in nearly every day during our Gusti lunches. We actually have a long history of bartering with Ray Bradley, Sicilian EVOO for farm fresh heirloom…