Good Extra Virgin Olive Oils – Know Where to Look – Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Extra Virgin Olive Oil expert, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, on Zester Daily, acknowledges frauds are rampant, and writes: “It’s true, there’s a lot of bad oil masquerading as extra virgin. But there’s also a lot of tremendously good oil, much of it from Italy. Our job as consumers is to educate ourselves about what constitutes good…

Marina Colonna, the Queen of EVOO

This happy group of now close friends share the same minds and hopes. From left: standing: Pietro Hausmann (former Gustiamo, now Coldiretti – Campagna Amica – ie, when you meet Gustiamo you stay friends and connected forever); Beatrice and Danielle (Gustiamo); Tom Mueller (no need of presentation and so great to have finally met him…

The Fact About Flavored Oils

Before we got our shiny new website, we had a wonderful discussion about truffle oil and other flavored olive oils on gustiamo.com entilted “Why We Don’t Sell Flavored Olive Oils.” Long before I was part of team Gustiamo, I used to refer to this short article. I found it to be really concise, and useful in navigating the…

Gustiamo Open Warehouse November, 30th 2013

Gustiamo loves Small Business Saturday! It gives us a chance to open our doors and invite Italian food lovers in the Tri-State area to come meet us, taste Italy’s Best Foods, and learn about Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Gustiamo is a true small business, we are an independent importer of only the best Italian foods…

I Made It! Edible Bread, Finally. Thank You Mark Bittman.

In 2006, Mark Bittman of the New York Times wrote the ground breaking article “No-Knead Bread” in collaboration with Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery. Since then, I and a few thousand other people became obsessed. While all the other thousand people were very happy as they expressed their ecstasy in the blogoshere, I was miserable. Over the last three…