Gustiamo in NYMag

Where did New York Magazine go to brush up on their authentic Italian olive oil knowledge? To Gustiamo of course. “Italian Olive Oils are widely used around the world, and there are a lot of them, so we asked Beatrice Ughi, founder and president of high-quality Italian food importer Gustiamo, for her recommendations.” The article talks…

Pineapple Collaborative with Natasha Pickowicz and Pianogrillo

We are swooning over Natasha Pickowicz’s kitchen on the Pineapple Collaborative. We love her utilitarian, no-frills style. Most of all, we love her EVOO on on her pantry staples list: Pianogrillo extra virgin olive oil from Gustiamo. It’s such a flavorful and versatile oil perfect for all of Natasha’s “crunchy, raw, salty, cheesy, vegetal, super-savory”…

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…

Best Tomato Paste Ever, according to Saveur

Yes, you heard that right. Here at Gustiamo we have the best tomato paste ever, that’s Pianogrillo Estratto di Pomodori. Kristy Mucci of Saveur wants the world to know!  In her interview with Chef Mike Anthony at Gramercy Tavern, he says: “Most everyone who cooks has a thing of tomato paste. It just never really has appealed…

Ciccio Sultano’s guide to Sicily: Pianogrillo Farm

Do you know Ciccio Sultano? He is one of the best chefs in Italy. What does he have to say about Lorenzo Piccione, maker of Pianogrillo EVOO? Sultano says, that Lorenzo “is a revolutionary farmer.”  We agree. Chef Sultano is an expert of all things Sicilian. He is a native of Sicily and his restaurant, Duomo, in…

Sicily wins GOLD 2016

Ladies & Gents! Signore e Signori! We’ve got some shiny + exciting news to share. We won the GOLD PRIZE in a VERY IMPORTANT food competition. It’s the Fancy Food Show’s Sofi Awards. This is how the competition works: 3,200 food products entered 100% judged by blind tasting 28 gold winners chosen Our Pianogrillo Salsa…

Pianogrillo Wins A Gold Sofi!

This year’s Fancy Food Show Sofi Awards were special. More special than years past. Why’s that? Well, it’s because of the new and improved selection process. This year, for the first time ever, the judging criteria was based 70% on taste and 30% on ingredient quality. Ding ding ding. We have a winner! Pianogrillo Salsa Pronta,…

The Sicilian Famiglia

  Lorenzo Piccione, aka Signore Pianogrillo, was just here in NYC. He brought his whole family. The look on little Cecilia’s face when she saw her family’s products lining the Gusti warehouse aisles was priceless. With Lorenzo, we visited our favorite restaurants who rely on his Pianogrillo products (doesn’t he look like such a NYer…

Now, from Sicily! Pianogrillo New Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

We know, we know, two EVOO newsletters in a row. We couldn’t help ourselves! New harvest Pianogrillo just came through our door and we need to shout it to the world. Our 2015-16 Sicilian EVOO is here and it is outstanding! Not to mention, we’ve heard from so many of you Pianogrillo lovers that this…

The Latest & Greatest from Sicily: Pianogrillo Salsa Pronta

Pronta per Salsa Pronta! Presenting, for its first time ever in the USA, Pianogrillo’s Cherry Tomato Sauce. This is Italy’s best ready to eat tomato sauce! It’s made with Sicilian Cherry Tomatoes and it’s so sweet, you’ll think that there is added sugar, but no! These Sicilian Cherry Tomatoes are just that sweet, there isn’t…