The Gusti Pandoro Tutorial!

What is this small bag of white powder? How do I get the sugar evenly dispersed? Which is the traditional way to cut this? All mysteries and questions solved! This is our Pandoro how-to.  

Pandoro, the Italian Golden Treat for Buone Feste

Pandoro, has arrived in the warehouse. Finally! It’s the Italian golden treat for Buone Feste. True to its name, Bread of Gold, it is bright yellow inside, thanks to the fresh egg yolks Luigi Biasetto uses to make it. Luigi truly uses the best possible ingredients and a natural mother yeast which has been nurtured…

Pandoro and Panettone. It’s a Process. To Heaven.

Since the Pandoro and the Panettone arrived in our warehouse, a week ago, and we tasted them (it’s called Quality Control, and we are very good at it), we felt the urge to call Luigi Biasetto, the master pastry chef who makes them in Padova. We talked to him today. Luigi, did you perhaps do…

Gustiamo Joins the National Free Shipping Day, Today

Today, is National Free Shipping Day! No shipping charges on all orders of or more $99,00, placed today, until 11:59 pm. You MUST write the Magic Word (Promo Code) in the “Special Instructions” box of your shopping cart. Magic Word is “Buon Natale”. Questions? Call us at 718 860 2949. When you do call us,…

A Message from Master Pastry Chef, Luigi Biasetto

Our friendly master baker/supplier writes: It’s a great honor for me to share with our American cousins a product made with Europe’s highest quality raw materials, more than 25 years of experience, the passion which characterizes us, but also a little Love! We wish all who won’t have the opportunity to taste our Panettone and…

This Panettone Is a Revelation!

Yesterday in the warehouse, unveiling the FIRST Panettone of the season. Special guest, Jeremy McMillan, a very talented chef at Bedford Post Inn, who stopped by for his weekly shopping for the restaurant. Good timing!  Quotes:  Jeremy – “This Panettone is superior”. Anthony – ” This cake is wonderful.” Nicolette – ” I realize I never had…

Where You Learn About Italy’s Best Foods

Gustiamo goes international! These are the members of the Consular Women Club, wives of diplomats from all over the world, who came to the warehouse in the Bronx to learn about Italy’s Best Foods. Their enthusiasm was catching. They all said it was like being in Italy. It was clear they were having a wonderful…

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…

Slow Food, Urban Assembly and Gustiamo for the Good of the Kids in the Bronx

After months of planning, Gustiamo partnership with Slow Food and the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx finally came to life. One has to worry a little when the group is made of teenagers… even We almost forgot how good food and communal cooking  are  immediate aggregators! Our  first visit brought an…

Panettone and Pandoro. And the Special Thing Stefano Does to Them!

The perfect gift Panettone and Pandoro (left) just arrived!!! They are freshly baked by Luigi Biasetto, master baker/pastry chef and award winner, in Padova. Luigi uses only the freshest and best ingredients, of course. But his secret is the flour: it’s Petra stone milled flour made by Molino Quaglia, a couple of kilometers from the…