Pan di Saba, sweet bread

Chock full of nuts and dried fruits, this sweet bread is rich and festive. Saba is one of the oldest sweeteners of the Mediterranean area, so this recipe must have quite ancient origins. It’s one of those classic recycling creations that can be reinterpreted and adapted according to what leftovers of last night’s party you…

Pollo alla Saba (Chicken Vittorio Style)

This is a glorious version of your everyday recipe for chicken tights. We tasted this recipe for the first time at Mariangela’s table, in Vignola. This recipe was invented and perfected by Vittorio, her father. Thanks to the combination of Balsamic Saba 3 and the sweet Saba, this pollo is an explosion of flavors: slightly…

Risotto zafferano and traditional balsamic vinegar

The whole saffron threads give the rich notes of dried fruit and flowers with a hint of smokiness, and Vialone Nano rice absorbs all the flavors and keeps them locked in its round grains. But the best part of this recipe is finishing the creamy, golden risotto with drops of traditional balsamic vinegar extra vecchio, aka…

Agrodolce onions and frittata

These are two of our favorite recipes, because they work extraordinarily well both together and as separate dishes. That said, at Gustiamo we are on a one frittata per week schedule, so we will probably always choose to combine them. Because, let’s be honest, we all agree that nothing enhances the egg-y flavors of frittata…

Octopus salad with traditional balsamic vinegar

Fresh, citrusy, and savory on point, octopus salad is among our favorite summer dinner recipes, especially pleasant for a picnic or al fresco party. Drizzle some drops of traditional balsamic vinegar aged for 12 years and the flavors will get immediately brighter and more lingering. The splash of agrodolce tones down the octopus fishy aftertaste…

Summer farro salad agrodolce

Mediterranean flavors like olives, tomatoes, and capers can combine together in endless recipe variations. This salad recipe is bright, nutty, and perfect for summer. It also provides an interesting variation on the ubiquitous Mediterranean trio of olives, tomatoes, and capers by adding balsamic saba 6 for an agrodolce kick.

Rabbit Cacciatora by Stefano Corvucci

The first time that we tried this dish we were in Bologna at chef Stefano Corvucci’s cooking school. We couldn’t believe that a recipe this simple could result in such sophisticated flavors. Chef Stefano has been our friend for many years. At his cooking school CIBO, the culinary institute of Bologna, Stefano specializes in making complex…

Balsamic risotto with zucchine

This is the summertime go-to recipe for our balsamic producer, Mariangela. But don’t worry, even when zucchine are not in season, you can adapt this recipe to any bright and sweet greens you can find at your green market. Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, fava beans, regardless of vegetable choice, the only must-do of this recipe is…

Balsamic on Heritage Radio

While balsamic vinegar maker, Mariangela Montanari, was in town, she sat down with Michael Harlan Turkell at Heritage Radio. Here is the full recording of Episode 343 of The Food Seen + the transcript below. Michael Harlan Turkell: Today is a special treat for me, because I have in studio a woman that I got…

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…