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…

Mistery Solved: What Are Cucunci???

Any confusion about what capers are? You’re probably more confused when you’re offered caper erries or (in Italian) cucunci? Here is ever more charming Gabriele Lasagni, from Pantelleria Island, to shed some light on the issue. After having told us why his Pantelleria capers are the best (watch the previous video, if, God Forbid, you…

La Nicchia Capers from Pantelleria Island. Just Pure Perfection!!!

  Believe me, Pantelleria Capers are as good as Gabriele Lasagni is charming. Watch the video below and he’ll make you order his capers by the truck load. Gabriele is also a perfectionist. We were in Milano, at the Tutto Food Show, ready to take one of our videos (can we call them videos? they…