Carlo Frigenti, San Marzano Tomato Farmer

No one is more important to us than the farmers who produce our food. When Carlo Frigenti paid us a surprise visit, we were all swooning. Carlo is a San Marzano Tomato farmer. He grows the DaniCoop San Marzano Tomatoes that we import. Just a few weeks ago, he planted 8,000 San Marzano Tomato plants, then…

The San Marzano Tomato Harvest!

It’s San Marzano tomato harvest season! By this time you undoubtedly know that Gustiamo is obsessed with maintaining the integrity and truthfulness in San Marzano tomato production. So it only makes sense that we sent our Edoardo (lucky him) over to DaniCoop in Sarno to meet the tomato farmers and watch the production! After full…

Dedicated to All Pizzaioli – How Enzo Coccia Does It

We are going to share the Ultimate Pizza Secret. (At left, Il Pizzaiolo‘s Pizza – picture taken by Gustiamo 3 days ago in Pittsburgh.) When you prepare the tomato sauce for your pizza and you open the tin of San Marzano tomatoes, you MUST use all the content of the tin, both the tomatoes and…

It Would Be Illegal. In Europe

We’re talking, AGAIN, about the San Marzano tomatoes scandal. I just received the comment below from Salvo Agusta, a lawyer in Italy, who explains what DOP really means in Europe. This is our point: it would be illegal in Europe to label a product San Marzano, if it is not a real San Marzano Tomato….

Patsy Grimaldi Is Back in Town!

Remember Patsy’s? Remember Grimaldi’s? Legendary pizza places in NY! Patsy Grimaldi is now opening a new pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge, again. In exactly the same location as the original Grimaldi’s (later sold) was. Patsy is shopping for real San Marzano Tomatoes and came to see us in the Bronx. They said that all they…

Gustiamo: Who We Are and What We Do

New York based Gustiamo, Inc – Italy’s Best Foods is a premier selector, importer and distributor of authentic artisanal foods from all regions of Italy. Founded in 2000 by a passionate Italy born team, Gustiamo’s top quality catalog of Italian ingredients is sourced among the best Italian artisans, with an uncompromising eye toward purity, sustainability…

From Danielle: Recapping the Tomato Scandal

Danielle is not only learning about the difference between REAL and FAKE Italian food products. She is getting angry and angrier. This is what she says about San Marzano tomatoes. “5 Facts You Should Know About San Marzano Tomatoes– Recapping the Tomato Scandal” 1. Who is the King of the Tomatoes? A true DOP San…

Speedy Speedy True Romeo

This is how the place looked a month ago, when we went to visit Justin Bazdarich   and Todd Feldman in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. A great location, a place with lots of potential, but other than a wonderful oven (from Italy, assembled in California), there was not much to see! A month later, Speedy Romeo…

Pasta from Gragnano, Citta’ della Pasta!

The town of Gragnano is universally known as the “Citta’ della Pasta“. The brand has become so important that it looks like everybody is making pasta in Gragnano. (Like everybody in the world is growing San Marzano Tomatoes!) This is going to stop, and soon. The Town of Gragnano just received IGP status from the…

Beware, Fake San Marzano Producers!!!

President of Consorzio San Marzano keeps us updated on the fascinating world of San Marzano Tomatoes! He is glad the World is paying attention! The Italian Police, the Carabinieri and Customs Inspectors are working harder to protect the San Marzano good name. Left, a recent article in an Italian newspaper (read the article, here): 34 tons…