Rice that’s Fully Powered by Water

No, the photo you see here is not an antique farm tool collecting dust in a rural museum. It is a fully functioning water power system. Bam! We hope that’s as exciting for you as it is for us. Do you love Gazzani Rice? If you already do, now you have one more reason to. All Gazzani…

Red Rice Salad with Raisins, Saba, Pine Nuts, and Mint

This rice salad is earthy, fresh, and sweet. That’s the earthiness of the red rice + the coniferous essence of the pine nuts, the freshness of the mint, and the sweetness of the Zibibbo raisins and Saba.  Bonus, it’s fast, simple, and can be prepared the day before.

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…

Martelli in Vine Pair

“It’s time to stop eating commercial pasta,” says Courtney Schiessl. We agree! Schiessl talks about the Martelli family and their factory in her article on Vinepair. She also explains why it’s better to eat artisanal pasta, and stop eating commercial pasta. Here are some interesting pasta facts that she reminds us of, after visiting Martelli: Dried pasta must be…

EVOO protects brain

You should be drizzling Extra Virgin Olive Oil on ALL your food. Not only does it tastes so good with almost every dish, but there are numerous health benefits. Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) just published a study showing new health benefits connected to EVOO consumption.  Their research proves that…

Gustiamo in Wine Spectator

Opening a copy of Wine Spectator is so satisfying. If you are a Spectator fan, you know what we mean; the magazine is so big and important.  It’s even more satisfying when there is a pin-up shot of your favorite Gusti Foods inside!  Wine Spectator just came out with an article called “Pizza Party Essentials” and they…

Are those real San Marzano tomatoes?

We are really excited for this new article in Taste magazine about San Marzano Tomatoes. We like it because it’s blunt and to the point. Mari Uyehara, the article’s author, just gets it. One of her main points is: “Better to find a canned tomato that specializes in tomatoes, not advertising.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves….

Gustiamo in Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit just came out with an article with the 10 best places to shop online. And you’ve got it, Gustiamo.com is on that list. The article quotes Chef Ignacio Mattos (he’s the genius chef of Estela, Cafe Altro Paradiso and Flora Bar) says about Gustiamo: “They have delicious canned tomatoes and their chickpeas are insane…they also have really special olive oils and bottarga that…

Gustiamo on BRONX NET

BronxNet came to our open warehouse during our Fuori Fancy program! They filmed our awesome party, and interviewed Lady K, the mind behind the Gusti graffiti wall, our guest of honor Victor Hazan and Gustiamo’s Danielle! Check it out here!

What is Made in Italy? No one knows.

Everyone wants “Made in Italy.” From a marketing standpoint, it doesn’t get much sexier than “Made in Italy.” However, the “Made in Italy” claim is not regulated. It’s not regulated but it’s everywhere. As Reuters explains, every year foreign “Made in Italy” imitations generate $67 billions in global sales. That’s right, billions and billions are made off…