Passion for Pantelleria: The Caper Craze in Sintesi

Many of the esteemed food writers we follow and adore have been lucky enough to find themselves this late summer/early fall on the Sicilian Island Pantelleria. Where, as one might expect, they were swept off their collective feet by “i capperi Panteschi”, capers from Pantelleria. At Gustiamo, we have been enamored by Pantelleria’s capers since 2000 when we started importing salted…

Tempo di Vendemmia and Zibibbo Grape Gelatina/Ambrosia/Elixir

We love the word “vendemmia”. Although there is no real translation for this word in English. For the grape growing countrysides in Italy, “La Vendemmia” refers to a time of year, a state of mind, and a set of flavors. vendemmia /venˈdemmja/ (grape) harvest, vintage The word “vendemmia” in Italian can refer to either a…

Insalata di Riso (Rice Salad) – The Recipe

Today’s lunch was brought to us with inspiration from Elizabeth Minchilli who says, “I think there is probably an Italian law that says insalata di riso can only be eaten during the summer” — and we agree!         Recipe: Basic Insalata di Riso Serves 6 Ingredients: – ½ kilo of Vialone Nano…