Gianduja Italian Crostata

Like most people we know, we are also guilty of eating our La Molina Gianduja (Chocolate and Hazelnut) Spread aka “the good nutella” late at night, with a spoon, standing in our pajamas. But there are really many uses for this outstanding ingredient that is made by the chocolatier Massimiliano Lunardi in Tuscany. One of…

The Top 5 Gusti Must-Haves For My Hanukkah

This one comes to us from Gustiamo‘s friend Valerie who is celebrating Hanukkah Gusti style in Los Angeles.  What’s a Jewish girl who spent 3 years living in Italy to do when she celebrates Hanukkah back in the States?  Make it a Gusti Hanukkah, of course! The first plan of attack for my feast is an…

A Holiday Classic, Tuscan Style

Regardless of which holiday food is big this year, chocolate is an eternal classic. We prefer our holiday chocolate in two forms: breakable, spreadable, and always distinctly Tuscan. As you may know, Massimiliano Lunardi is our go to chocolate man. He makes our prized Milk Chocolate Squares with Hazelnuts, Dark Chocolate Squares with Almonds as…

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…

La Molina Chocolate – Tradition Meets Modernism – Just Arrived in the Warehouse!

La Molina has arrived in our warehouse. All of it, several different SKUs, various bars of chocolate and the gianduja spread. It means we are getting ready for the Holiday Season. Riccardo and Massimiliano Lunardi are brothers who grew up around their father’s bakery, “Al Dolce Forno” in Quarrata, near Pistoia. Ten years ago, they created La Molina Chocolate and they represent a…