A Balsamic Summer Menu

Mariangela’s balsamic will make you rethink your idea of what a balsamic pairing should be. Mariangela makes her line of balsamic vinegars in Modena. All of her products are made with just one ingredient: organic grapes. From vineyard to bottle, Mariangela takes care of every single detail of her balsamic production. In fact, not only is…

Only Real Italian Food Beyond This Point

It’s not just Food When we founded Gustiamo back in 1999 we knew one thing: we couldn’t accept compromises. That’s still who we are today. We choose to work with farmers and food makers in Italy that respect and protect the land and traditions they have inherited from the generations before them. We vouch for…

Snack on Almonds, forget about chips

The great benefits of almonds for your heart For decades, researchers have investigated how eating almonds can result into a healthier heart. The agricultural weekly magazine Teatro Naturale just published a new discovery that adds more proof to this longtime issue. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conducted a study demonstrating that consuming almonds as a…

Farro Salad by Domenica Cooks

A colorful explosion of flavors, this farro salad is perfect for summer. And our favorite part is: it can (and for an ideal mingling of ingredients, it should) be prepared in advance and left to rest in the refrigerator. This recipe was created by our friend and cookbook writer Domenica Marchetti, and you can watch…

Why We Love Bosana

There’s no other olive that expresses the identity of Sardegna better than the Bosana olive. Bosana olives are a Sarda icon. Native to the island, they are the purest expression of Sardegna’s rural landscape. Bosana olives are also extraordinarily rich in polyphenols. In fact, there is no other olive as rich in polyphenols as the…

Italian Aromatic Rice

These two rice varieties are all about their aromas! When cooking, the smell of black rice and red rice will remind you of freshly baked bread. Their intense color and unique flavor are the natural result of a special antioxidant called anthocyanin; that’s the antioxidant that makes blueberries blue and it is so good for…

Black Rice Summer Salad

A fresh summer salad that only requires aromatic Italian black rice and your culinary creativity. You can use ingredients cooked or raw to personalize this salad. We like to think of this as an open ended recipe. Feel free to interpret it by adding your twist to our guidelines.

Beans are Back

ALL the beans are here. from Bio Alberti in Umbria Walk, don’t run. We are fully stocked with Bio Alberti organic legumes from Umbria! These are the heirloom varieties that the Alberti family cultivates on their stunning organic farm outside of Perugia:  ✧ Creamy white Cannellini Beans ✧ ✦ Hearty Cicerchie (wild chickpeas) ✦ ✧ Classic buttery Borlotti Beans ✧ ✦ Tiny savory Chickpeas ✦…

Our Saffron in the New York Times

“In the Abruzzo region of Italy, harvesting the lucrative spice is a centuries-old tradition, infused with a deep-seated passion for the land and its history.” We have been importing this saffron from the small village of Navelli, in the province of L’Aquila, since the very beginning of Gustiamo, twenty years ago. Most chefs would agree, this…

In the New York Times: Saffron from Navelli

Reading the New York Times photojournalist Susan Wright’s report on her saffron adventure in Navelli, as she “fanned out among the misty, violet-tinged fields and participated in the harvest,” brought us back to the times when we visited the Cooperativa Altopiano di Navelli ourselves. The saffron harvest in Navelli is a centuries-old tradition, kept alive…