In the constellation of food authorities and celebrities Ruth Reichl definitely goes for the title of food hero. The last time that we met Ruth we were so inspired by her philosophy that eating is much more than just feeding yourself and by her integrity in giving the right value to food. So you can imagine how excited we were when we read that she mentioned our Pine Nuts in her Gift Guide suggestions for 2019. She wrote:
Would you be shocked to learn that the pinenuts you’re most likely using in your pesto come from China or Siberia?
I took out a handful [of my store bought pinenuts] and laid them next to the ones I’d bought in Italy. Half the size! Then I tasted them: half the flavor too.
If you’re looking for a thoughtful and inexpensive gift for a cook, you could hardly do better than Gustiamo Pinoli which are organically grown and harvested by hand. I can’t think of a better way to stuff a stocking.
Read the full post about Italian Pine Nuts on Ruth Reichl’s blog.