Tuesday Tastings Resume @ Il Cantuccio

The pilot series of Tastings @ Il Cantuccio we did at the end of last year were so successful, we decided to continue them in 2011. Same place, same time! It’s going to be the first Tuesday of each month. We already had one. Did you miss the tasting of Bella di Cerignola Olives, on…

Lilly Gets It! We Hope You Do, Too!!!

This is the best gift Gustiamo received! It’s a post by our young friend Lilly at Gustiamo’s tasting last week at Il Cantuccio. You must read it!  We tasted the new harvest EV Olive Oils. Not only does Lilly write beautifully, with that young edge only a 20 year old girl can have (who would…

Gennaro Pecchia Is Our Man!!!

We always have grand ideas! Like this one – to give Bottle #1 of Il Tratturello to the new New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo (read here why). Easy to say. Now, how do we do it? You can’t just send a bottle of olive oil to a governor –  it will not pass security and…

San Matteo Organic Farm – A Tasting @ Il Cantuccio NYC

Carlo Limone is the owner of San Matteo, an organic farm near Giarre, a little village outside Catania, in Sicily. He sells his products to the best chefs and hotels in Italy, including Hotel Victoria, in Torino, where Alice Waters (and I) always goes and has breakfast with his jams. Why? Because Carlo’s preserves and…

Piennolo Tomatoes @ Gustiamo Tuesday Tastings @ Il Cantuccio NYC

You must come to NY’s Greenwich Village bakery, Il Cantuccio, and taste Gustiamo‘s products. Just baked (and warm) schiacciata (the focaccia from Toscana) with… every tuesday a different product from Gustiamo. This week, it was Piennolo Tomatoes from Casa Barone and they drew a big crowd. Giorgio Gorini, left, is a “napolitano verace”, lives in…

Gustiamo Tatstings @ Il Cantuccio NYC – Tuesday Number 2

Here we are @ Il Cantuccio, the wonderful bakery in the Village, with the three bakers/partners on site and on the wall: Camilla, Lorenzo and Simone. Giovanni Stasi (left) of CHC PR is helping with the organization of Gustiamo’s Tuesday Tastings, making sure everything is in order. Until the end of the year (2010), every…

Let the Tastings Begin!!! Gustiamo’s Tuesdays @ Il Cantuccio NYC

Good way to end a day in New York on an chilly Fall evening: Il Cantuccio NYC bakery doors were open,  welcoming friends and walk-ins for the first of a series of tasting with Gustiamo. Last night it was schiacciata+Gianduja Spread by La Molina. You didn’t need to know the address, follow your nose to…