“Happy New Year and Good Luck!!” from Elana

Suitcases stuffed with Gustiamo bounty, it was time for me to return home to San Francisco; my short stay in New York City had come to an end. Now every time I savor the flavors of Italy, via the Bronx, I smile with sweet memories. Yesterday I unwrapped packages of lentils and beans from La Valletta because…

Cicerchie – What Are They? If You Know, You Are Cool!

We love cicerchie and have been importing them for a long time. Frankly, it’s always a struggle to explain: what kind of beans they are; what they look like; and what you do with them. But once you try them, you fall in love! Erica De Mane, food author of books such as “Pasta Improvvisata”…

Alessandro Cappelletti of La Valletta Farm from Colfiorito to NYC

Alessandro Cappelletti of La Valletta farm lives where he grows his grains and legumes: in Colfiorito, a village of 300 people on the hills of Umbria, near Foligno. He came to NYC, the other day and paid Gustiamo a visit. WOW, from Colfiorito to New York! He loved every minute of it, his enthusiasm was…