Danielle’s Gustiamo People series: Alice.

The first thing Beatrice told me about Alice (a-lee-chay) was that she received her PhD in olive oil. After which, Beatrice explained that this is the new pre-requisite to work at Gustiamo; of course, she was joking… I think. For her doctoral dissertation, which was specifically about olive ripening and its effect on oil, Alice…

“Happy New Year and Good Luck!!” from Elana

Suitcases stuffed with Gustiamo bounty, it was time for me to return home to San Francisco; my short stay in New York City had come to an end. Now every time I savor the flavors of Italy, via the Bronx, I smile with sweet memories. Yesterday I unwrapped packages of lentils and beans from La Valletta because…

Lunch, the Gustiamo Way

Lunch at Gustiamo is a magical event. The whole team gathers around the table for a moment of pause from the warehouse rush, and the menu changes every day. I don’t know about you but I love leftovers, especially leftovers from Italians’ kitchens. Every day is a surprise and this is an excellent way for…

Top 5 best qualities to look for in EV Olive Oil

THE extra virgin olive oil man, Stefano Noceti, gave you his Top5 most common extra virgin olive oil mistakes,  now, he is back at you with a more optimistic Top5. 1. EVOO should taste like a fresh squeezed olive. If you are not sure what that means, we suggest you visit Italy in early fall…

Gustiamo People-Stefano, by Danielle

Danielle’s Gustiamo People series: Stefano. I’m just going to say it, Stefano is a Genovese-Brooklyn-Hipster. Stefano’s story of how he ended up in the food biz is a bit incongruous, but that only adds to his hipster style. After Stefano graduated from Law School in Genova, he took off to push artisanal Italian foods throughout Brooklyn, New York and…

Elana, Welcome in the Land of Italy’s Best Foods

From Elana: Today is my first day at Gustiamo.  The butterflies in my stomach remind me of being a kid on the first day of school.  Only this is the education you cannot learn in the classroom.  I am here visiting from San Francisco to observe the insides of the company that brings the highest quality, small-batch Italian food…

Team Gustiamo

The past few weeks have been exciting for our Gustiamo team members. It all started when Stefano’s story was featured on the University of Gastronomic Sciences Alumni page.  Then, when Beatrice’s recipe for Risotto ai Funghi Porcini  was included in the New York Times collection of 50 best family recipes, we decided that the rest of…

Gustiamo People-Beatrice, by Danielle

Continuing with our series about the people behind Italy’s Best Foods, we come to Beatrice. Beatrice gets the most improved award for her outstanding work and mastering of Instagram during the 3 weeks I spent in the Gustiamo warehouse. The first few days of incorporating Instagram into Gustiamo’s social media routine were not easy for Beatrice….

Gustiamo People-Martina, by Danielle

Continuing our Danielle’s Gustiamo People series, today we present to you Gustiamo‘s Martina. Martina is a woman after my own heart. She loves to eat. I arrived in the Gustiamo warehouse around the same time that Martina returned from a trip to Italy. The first thing that Martina did after her home-coming was to purchase 2…

Gustiamo People-Frances, by Danielle

We are working our way through the Gustiamo team as part of our Danielle’s Gustiamo People Series. Today we present Frances! Frances is the Renaissance woman of Gustiamo. The kind of person every office needs. If you have a problem, she has a solution. First to arrive, last to leave, always boasting a positive attitude. The day…