Zingerman’s Ari’s Top 5: Quinta Luna Gaudenzi

Nothing makes our hearts flutter more than receiving wonderful feedback about one of our olive oils. Even more when the compliments come from an incredible food connoisseur like our friend Ari Weinzweig at Zingerman’s! In this week’s Ari’s Top 5 he talks about our latest addition to the Gusti selection of real Italian extra virgin olive…

The Fruitiest New EVOO

Il Tratturello from Molise 2020/2021 HARVEST Husband and wife team Francesco and Pia couldn’t be happier with this year’s olive harvest. This video clip above is them, just a few weeks ago, harvesting in Molise. “The 2020/2021 Il Tratturello is the fruitiest we have tasted in years!” That’s what Pia told us the other day,…

Panettone And Pandoro With A Cult Following

ur warehouse is flush with freshly baked Panettone and Pandoro. Amazing, delicious, mind-altering Biasetto Panettone and Pandoro! Every single one of these holiday breads is made by hand using a 90 year old sourdough starter and the most fabulous and clean ingredients on the planet. If you’re reading this (ciao amici!), chances are you already know…

New Harvest EVOO

The first Olio Nuovo from Italy just landed in the USA and it’s Quinta Luna extra virgin olive oil! 2020 has been a phenomenal olive year for the Gaudenzi family. When they started the harvest, just a few weeks ago, the olives looked absolutely healthy and plump. This pic of Gaudenzi Leccino olives was taken just…

Dried figs, finalmente

Fagottino is Italian for bundle. Santomiele Dried Fig Fagottino is a traditional bundle of sweets from Cilento, in Campania. Look at Signora Rosetta at work, that’s the exact way they make every single one of these fig fagottini, carefully by hand. Each delicate packet contains an abundance of flavors and textures: ✤ These White Dottato figs are prized…

Vesuvius Volcanic Tomatoes

From the incredibly lush land at the foot of Mount Vesuvius (see pic!) comes this mind blowing heritage tomato. Piennolo tomatoes represent the essence of Campania’s volcanic terroir. The strong sun and mineral rich lava soil create a concentrated, unique flavor profile that will shake up your tastebuds. PIENNOLO TOMATO FACTS: 🍅 They have a small…

Coffee Icon: Torrefazione Giamaica’s Vittoria Coffee Roaster

Just outside the walls of the old city of Verona hides the outpost of the fascinating Italian art of coffee roasting, Torrefazione Giamaica Caffè. Quite secretive and low key, this tiny coffee roastery made history in the coffee world, in Italy and beyond. Simone, son and legacy of the late coffee legend Gianni Frasi, is…

It’s new! Frutti di Bosco by Marco Colzani

It took us just one spoonful to decide that this was going to be the next addi(c)tion to our Marco Colzani collection: Lake Como Forest Berry Jam is here! It goes without saying that these are not just ANY berries. When we talk about forest berries, we mean raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, red and black currants from a…

Vendemmia in Modena

September and October in Italy are vendemmia time, grape harvest season. This year in Modena, Emilia Romagna the vendemmia was phenomenal. The grapes were plump, healthy, and perfectly sugary; exactly the right kind of grapes for making the best balsamic vinegar. For this year’s vendemmia we had a detailed balsamic reportage by our friend Viola Buitoni….

What is REAL whole wheat

When Mark Bittman teams up with Melissa McCart to investigate the world of whole wheat, we just watch in awe. It is a complex topic, full of technical words and controversial opinions. But Bittman and McCart, with the help of local grain experts at Community Grains and Dr. David Killilea, the biochemist studying commercial whole…