The Art of Hanging Piennolo Tomatoes

Piennolo tomatoes are incredible. They are grown on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, picked in late summer, hung up in people’s cellars and eaten all year long. There are no preservatives added, no refrigeration, and no high tech packaging. What keeps them fresh looking and tasting for the better part of a year? Two things….

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…

Fricasseed chicken with Piennolo Tomatoes and Taggiasca Olives

The first person we looked to for cooking advice after our first shipment of Taggiasca Olives arrived was Victor Hazan. He told us that “Marcella had a fricasseed chicken recipe that called for olive taggiasche. It was one of her many beloved chicken dishes. It’s on page 273 of MARCELLA CUCINA.” We were especially excited about…

Welcome Pasquale Imperato Sapori Vesuviani

Welcome Pasquale to the Gusti Family! His DOP Piennolo Tomatoes just landed for the first time in the USA. We are so proud to introduce our new producer of Piennolo Tomaotes, Sapori Vesuviani, lead by the wonderfully passionate Pasquale Imperato. If you ask Pasquale a question, there’s a 50% chance that he will start his…

Pasquale Imperato Sapori Vesuviani on RAI

This time of year in Italy there are 3 essential questions: Where are you? Who are you with? And most importantly, which TOMATO are you with? It’s tomato harvest time in Italy and RAI is aswering those 3 questions with: At the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. With Pasquale Imperato. Piennolo Tomato! RAI certainly made a…