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…

Pasta e ceci alla Romana

Pasta with chickpeas is a classic. One of the reasons we love this dish is because it perfectly represents the idea of “cucina povera.” There are several variations of this pasta dish, but the Roman one is our favorite! Pasta e ceci alla Romana uses anchovies and tomato concentrate, which make it especially flavorful. Serves…

Faella Rocks Dissapore Gragnano Challenge

Dissapore is one of the most famous food blogs in Italy. We have talked about them before. Remember our incredible Corbezzolo Honey? Dissapore is famous for their taste tests. For sitting down with different Italian products and analyzing their taste and artisanship. See the best Panettone in Italy. Their latest culinary investigation was Pasta Gragnano,“la…

Pasta with Anchovies and Breadcrumbs

At Gustiamo we don’t eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when lunchtime rolls around. When you’re in a warehouse full of Italy’s Best Foods, you can’t help but be inspired to create your own magnificent dish with these world class ingredients. Yesterday our brave intern Nick dove head first into this recipe, sent to us by…

The thick and thin of spaghetti. New product!

To say our week was full of pasta would be a huge understatement. Not only were Beatrice and Edoardo in Michigan cooking Cacio e Pepe with team Zingerman’s. Not only did Nancy and Sara Jenkins release their “The Four Seasons of Pasta” cookbook. We, at Gustiamo, received a new shape of pasta. Welcome Spaghettoni. That’s…

Spaghettini with Yellow Piennolo Tomatoes & Colatura

This recipe comes from Gragnano, the Pasta capital of the world. The day Sergio, from Pastificio Faella gave it to us, we ran home to try it. This pasta is extraordinary. It is a creamy marriage of distinct ingredients. Serves 4-5

2 New Long Pasta Shapes from Gragnano

Pasta Faella Presents for their first time in the USA: Mezzanelli and Spaghettini. We are certain you have never had Mezzanelli before. To oversimplify them, they are big bucatini. They can be eaten whole or “spezzati,” broken up into halves or thirds. The other pasta being introduced is Spaghettini, a thinner form of Spaghetti. One…

New Favorite Pasta Shape

The other day, at Pastifico Faella, we got to watch Sedani in action. It was pasta magic. We observed the process from semola to drying. Read all about it HERE. Sedani is a wonderfully versatile pasta shape. Use it with all types of sauces. Really, you can’t go wrong. Some of our personal favorite ways…

How Faella Makes Sedani

Stand in the center of Gragnano, or maybe have a seat on the piazza fountain, and there is no mistaking you are in The Pasta City. It’s in the air. You can literally smell it. Pasta. Specifically, in our case, sedani. We could smell the aromas from the freshly made sedani coming from Pastificio Faella before…

The San Marzano Tomato Harvest!

It’s San Marzano tomato harvest season! By this time you undoubtedly know that Gustiamo is obsessed with maintaining the integrity and truthfulness in San Marzano tomato production. So it only makes sense that we sent our Edoardo (lucky him) over to DaniCoop in Sarno to meet the tomato farmers and watch the production! After full…