One Flew Over the Cuoco’s Nest, Insalata di Riso Intern-Style

Here at Gustiamo, we bring our own lunches to share with friends on rustic tables. Last week, Intern Charlie made us some tasty Insalata di Riso, a popular, cold rice dish served on warm summer days. The creative cuoco that he is, Charlie offered to make many dishes. He suggested Pasta al Pomodoro, chicken marsala,…

Hurricane Sandy and Family Dinners

Inspirational response from a customer, after Martina’s last newsletter:  “your words rang true at our family dinner table this evening, we made the recipe for the funghi porcini that Beatrice had in the NY Times. 3 generations of us were at the table from Hurricane Sandy. The storm has been a blessing for us allowing us to spend more…

Team Gustiamo

The past few weeks have been exciting for our Gustiamo team members. It all started when Stefano’s story was featured on the University of Gastronomic Sciences Alumni page.  Then, when Beatrice’s recipe for Risotto ai Funghi Porcini  was included in the New York Times collection of 50 best family recipes, we decided that the rest of…

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini in the NYTimes

How does it feel to be selected as one among only 50 Best Family recipes by the NYTimes? It feels wonderful, like we won the Oscars. The recipe is Risotto ai Funghi Porcini and, even if it is not in your family, let me assure you, it is the easiest and most delicious. As the NYTimes…

Gustiamo People-Beatrice, by Danielle

Continuing with our series about the people behind Italy’s Best Foods, we come to Beatrice. Beatrice gets the most improved award for her outstanding work and mastering of Instagram during the 3 weeks I spent in the Gustiamo warehouse. The first few days of incorporating Instagram into Gustiamo’s social media routine were not easy for Beatrice….

Whole Foods – Demoing Like There Is No Tomorrow!

Four of our olive oil producers came to town to present their magnificent olive oils to the customers of Whole Foods. There were 22 stores in the NY region which participated in the program “SEIZE THE MOMENT“, ie, grab the olive oil when it is at its freshest, just pressed. 22 stores and 4 producers…

Gustiamo, Keep Your Day Job!

We, at Gustiamo, are an amazing group of hard workers, passionate about what we do. We seek perfection, love our producers, cook and eat. Singing and dancing are clearly not things we do regularly and are NOT our forte. This video (if you dare to watch it, click the arrow below)  was of our Christmas…