Gustiamo on Rachael Ray Every Day

Our founder and president, Beatrice is in the Rachael Ray Magazine serving the very best Italian food pantry advice. As the wonderful Geraldine Campbell writes, “Beatrice Ughi, a native of Naples, Italy, and the founder of the online shop Gustiamo, shares five products from Italy that are worth the splurge.” First on Beatrice’s list is Faella…

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…

Visiting La Nicchia Pantelleria

Gustiamo brings you the best foods from the hardest to reach places in Italy. Pantelleria, might be the hardest to reach of them all! Sure, it is only a 35 minute flight from Palermo, but to actually have a plane LAND there is another story. Pantelleria is one of the windiest places in Italy. In…

Pasta with Caperberries, Hake, and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Gustiamo is on a caperberry kick. We can’t stop cooking with them; we’ve been adding caperberries to just about everything lately. When our friend, Chef Silvia Barban of LaRina, heard about our caperberry obsession, she created this pasta recipe for us. For this amazing pasta dish, Chef Silvia uses sun dried tomatoes from Maida Farm and a…

Pantelleria – the island of capers

“The best capers in the world come from Pantelleria,” says Great Italian Chefs. They recently published a fantastic photographic account of caper culture in Pantelleria. They say, “for the foodies of the world, it isn’t the peace and quiet that makes it such a magical place – it’s the capers, found growing from every nook…

Zibibbo Citrus Cocktail

When the Zibibbo grape was featured by Florence Fabricant in the NYTimes, we were inspired. We were so inspired that we invented a one-of-a-kind drink: The Zibibbo Citrus Cocktail. It is buonissimo. We served it at a very special Sicilian dinner that we hosted in our warehouse. It was a big hit. We originally choose not to…

Zibibbo in the NYTimes

Aren’t they stunning? Our Zibibbo Grapes from Pantelleria are featured by Florence Fabricant in the Front Burner of the New York Times! Our Zibibbo Raisins and Zibibbo Elixir are really something special. In fact, the Zibibbo grape is so special, it was recently UNESCO protected. FloFab has great suggestions for how to pair these fantastic ingredients. She says the…

Zibibbo Joins UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage of Humanity List

The practice of growing Zibibbo Grapes, native to the Sicilian island of Pantelleria, was inducted into the prestigious UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. It is the ONLY agricultural practice to appear on this list. Ever. The vote to include it on the list was unanimous. This is big. This is big because it internationally recognizes the goodness…

Gustiamo’s Spaghetti con Bottarga in Guida Garrubbo

We are honored to have the privilege of calling Ed Garrubbo one of our friends. The Garrubbo Guide is a mouthwatering recipe catalogue of pasta. The latest to be featured among the delectable pasta dishes is the Gustiamo classic: Spaghetti con Bottarga. It was a big hit over at Garrubbo: “Just last weekend, I got by…

What exactly is a caperberry?

It’s the fruit of the caper plant! Caper plants grow between cracks and crevices. As the plants grow, they form flower buds, aka capers! If left on the vine to grow, the caper buds become gorgeous flowers, like this! Click here to read more about it in our newsletter; and to sign up for our…