Maida Corbarino Tomatoes in Ciao Chow Linda’s Blog

Yep, you read that correctly. Click here and see for yourself. Summertime food is life, and Linda knows it. Her recipe for pasta with mussels is an Italian classic. Using local mussels, artisanal pasta, and, of course, Maida Corbarino Tomatoes, Linda made a scrumptious looking meal. Linda used Andrea Cavalieri’s (a good friend of Gustiamo) fantastic pasta…

Maida Vegetable Sott’oli – Thanksgiving Perfect!

  Francesco Vastola may be our favorite Italian farmer. He is a super serious guy, but he is also seriously passionate about the magical Cilentan land in Campania that he farms. Watch the video, Francesco tells us why it is important to use fresh ingredients. Yes, his vegetables sott’oli (artichokes, antipasto, sun dried tomatoes, friarielli,…

Insalata di Riso – THE Summer Italian Dish

It has been ages since we made insalata di riso. In fact, the last time any of us can actually remember making this dish was in Italy which is frankly absurd since we all consider insalata di riso to be a quintessential summertime dish. In fact, while we were preparing our rice salad today at…

Danicoop, a Real Family behind Real San Marzano Tomatoes

It took us a very very long time to select DOP San Marzano Tomatoes to import to America and carry in Gustiamo’s Italy’s Best Foods’ catalog. It looks like in America everybody grows and sells San Marzano! With all the fakes around, we needed to be absolutely sure to find a producer with our same…

Welcome Gustiamo’s New Entries from Maida Farm: Papaccelle and Cipollotto!

Papaccelle and Cipollotto Nocerino are two new products Gustiamo started to import from the Maida Vastola farm. Left, Beatrice between Francesco Vastola and Fabrizio, his son. Ever heard of Papaccelle and Cipollotto? What are they? No doubt, Gustiamo is the only crazy importer of this rare stuff. They are vegetables, both protected by Slow Food…

Italy Hotline, Your Secret Door to Italy

It was such a pleasure to be with Sienna Reid, this past weekend, at her booth at the NYTimes Travel Show in NYC. Her company, Italy Hotline, is based in Roma and offers customized tours to Italy, many of which are focused on food and wine. Hard to believe, Italy Hotline was one of the…

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…

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…