Adventures in Sarno and Gragnano

Gustiamo’s Edoardo is in the middle of a splendid adventure around Napoli and Salerno. He has been in the field learning all about the San Marzano tomato harvest at DaniCoop and Pasta Gragnano making at Pastificio Faella. We just talked to him. He is beaming with excitement. He told us that it was a privilege…

After 500 Years Gragnano Pasta is Finally Protected!

Gragnano is celebrating! After battling against classic unyielding European bureaucracy, a handful of Napoli’s good pasta makers have finally won. Although IGP status was granted to real Gragnano Pasta by Italian Authorities in 2012, the official seal of approval came from the EU on October 15, 2013. This is a true cause for celebration! The Gragnano…

Dentists Love Pasta Faella al Dente

A few weeks ago New York City hosted The Greater NY Dental Meeting, the huge annual dental conference. The reason we are talking about it here is that this conference featured Pasta Faella!  Guest speaker, Dr. Sabino Aquino, is from Gragnano and he arrived at the conference with Pasta Faella in tow to share with…

Pasta Faella – Growing Fast and More Beautiful!!!

Thanks to all our customers! Our company identifies beautiful hand made products for you but our mission is to help these small artisanal producers stay in business by selling more of what they make at fair prices. That’s what they need to survive. “Glory only” does not feed their families and employees. So, you can…

The Gomorrah Basket a.k.a. Long Life to Roberto Saviano.

Laura Caparrotti, formerly “only” a facebook friend, sent a message asking me to donate a basket for a fund raising. We receive so many similar requests, we usually kindly decline. But Laura fund raising had a title that caught my attention. It was “Gomorrah“. I immediately replied, Roberto Saviano‘s Gomorrah? Yes, she wrote. Anything you…

Pasta Faella. It’s Time to Celebrate!!!

Udite Udite! You can’t miss David Rosengarten’s article on Pasta Faella! It’s in his newest newsletter, here. The article is below – word by word. We don’t want you to miss anything! “Perhaps you know about Gustiamo, the insanely tasteful Italian import company based in Queens, New York? Whatever Beatrice and Martina bring in from…

Why is Faella the Best Artisanal Pasta in Gragnano?

After Camille’s enthusiastic report of her visit to Pastificio Faella, I couldn’t resist and decided I wanted to see the pasta magic, too. I went to Gragnano, thirty minutes from Napoli, the land of “O Sole Mio”. There was no sun, when I went; in fact, it rained all day. My sunshine was the warm…