Gustiamo on Camera Fighting Fake Olive Oil

Attention tutti! Put the popcorn in the microwave, grab a blanket, and sit back, relax and enjoy watching Farm to Table visits the Gustiamo Warehouse. After hearing about a UC Davis study that shows 70% of olive oil here in America isn’t authentic, Chef Jerry and Heather from Stone House stopped by our headquarters in the…

Nancy Harmon Jenkins: Virgin Territory

The latest masterpiece by Nancy Harmon Jenkins is out. Virgin Territory is the kind of book you can read cover to cover. It is full of recipes, stories, and information. This book reminds us that the base of Mediterranean cooking is extra virgin olive oil. Let me rephrase that: the base of Mediterranean cooking is GOOD extra virgin olive oil. The…

New Harvest 2014/15 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

From north to south, 2014/15 New Harvest EVOOs are here. From near Genova, Benza is our most beautifully delicate olive oil of 2015, with aromas of pine nuts and very slight spiciness on the finish. From outside of Rome, Cru di Crues is our most green tasting EVOO, with aromas of herbs and a medium…

Tondo Oil from Tonda Iblea

Tanti auguri to Lorenzo who started to harvest his olives on October 10th. He initially said Oct 1, in this video, but had to postpone because of the heavy rains, in Sicily. He also said the olives had not reached the “invaiatura” stage, or “veraison”, or, in simple English, they were not ready. I just…

Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gelato

Pastry Chef Eileen Guastella blew us away with her EVOO gelato. If anyone knows how to work olive oil into a sweet dish, it is Eileen; she apprenticed at Caffe’ Sicilia under the tutelage of legendary Corrado Assenza. We are so lucky that she is so willing to share her recipe with all of us. …

Good Extra Virgin Olive Oils – Know Where to Look – Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Extra Virgin Olive Oil expert, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, on Zester Daily, acknowledges frauds are rampant, and writes: “It’s true, there’s a lot of bad oil masquerading as extra virgin. But there’s also a lot of tremendously good oil, much of it from Italy. Our job as consumers is to educate ourselves about what constitutes good…

Olive Oil for Dessert – Adri Barr Crocetti for L’Italo-Americano

Adri Bar Crocetti, is a food writer and blogger in Los Angeles. She is also a contributor to L’Italo-Americano, a newspaper with national circulation, and her last article was about a fantastic ice cream gelato made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Adri chooses Pianogrillo EV Olive Oil for her masterpiece gelato. Grazie mille, Adri!!! She…

New Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil

From Sicily comes Pianogrillo EVOO, made by Lorenzo Piccione with 100% Tonda Iblea olives. Buy New Harvest Pianogrillo $34.74 500 ml – 16.9 oz In Molise, Francesco & Pia Travaglini make Il Tratturello EVOO with 100% Gentile di Larino olives. Buy New Harvest Il Tratturello  $42.00 750 ml – 25.3 oz From the heart of Abruzzo…

Bring Your Bottle to the Bronx, Olive Oil for NYC!

Bring Your Bottle, BYB. Meaning, bring your empty wine bottle. We will fill it with Pianogrillo for Gustiamo & Friends Extra Virgin Olive Oil and you will feel very good, for 3 reasons: -You recycle precious glass -You bring home an exceptional EVOO at a very low price -You meet Team Gustiamo Or, do not BYB, we have…

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Notes: Pianogrillo for Gustiamo 2013/14

New harvest 2013-2014 Pianogrillo for Gustiamo and Friends has arrived! The olives were picked in Sicily in October 2013 and the oil arrived to the Gustiamo warehouse in The Bronx just after the new year! This Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made with a blend of Sicilian Olives: Carolea, Moresca, Nocellara, Tonda Iblea and Verdesca….