The WSJ – In Search of Perfect Pesto

The Wall Street Journal goes to Genova and goes mad for Pesto Genovese made by Roberto Panizza. “Roberto Panizza, Genoa’s pesto impresario,” this is how the WSJ has renamed Gustiamo‘s pesto producer. He has schooled the WSJ on the ins and outs of real Pesto Genovese and according to Roberto, will never go back to any other…

A Genovese Stocking Stuffer: Pesto

Before you start guffawing about the un-seasonality of pesto in December, hear us out. The purpose of having a basil plant in your window box, is to make pesto in July. The purpose of Roberto Panizza is to spread the flavors of true Genovese pesto all over the world during the holidays, kind of like Santa does for toys…

Taste 2012 and Gustiamo’s Producers

I am a great fan of Taste, the trade food show that is held in Firenze, every year in March. Where else could I meet such a large concentration of Gustiamo‘s producers? In one spot, for three days, we talk about future plans, prices, new products and orders… we have fun, we talk about family…

Roberto, the King of Pesto, Comes to America!

Roberto Panizza, AKA The King of pesto, organizer of the World Pesto Championsip and our producer of pesto genovese landed in New York armed with pestle and mortars and we have been following him around town to find out where the secret for this extraordinary pesto lies. At the Italian Culinary Academy, Roberto explained and…

Pesto Rossi, A Pesto With An Attitude!

Gareth Jones is passionate about good food and calls himself “The Last of the Independents,” meaning he has a free tongue and speaks his mind and only his mind, which is incorruptible. That’s why Gustiamo and Gareth are friends for many years. Gareth lives in the UK and, among ohter things, he writes for Spectator….

The Conductor of the Met Is Italian!

Fabio Luisi, a native of Genova, was named Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera last month. Congratulations! While accepting his new engagement (of course!), he upset the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome because he canceled his fall performances there. Well, Rome will understand. We have prepared the perfect care package to send to Fabio Luisi’s apartment…

The King of Pesto

They call him the King of Pesto. True! He is Roberto Panizza who, finally, agreed to come to America with Gustiamo with his wonderful fresh pesto sauce. We are honored!!! This pesto needs refrigeration because it is made with all fresh ingredients and no conservatives. If you had a mortar and pestle, DOP genovese basil,…