Nancy Harmon Jenkins chooses Gustarosso San Marzano Tomatoes

Nancy Harmon Jenkins is an absolute authority on Mediterranean cooking in the United States. Consequently, we are contentissimi to read that her canned tomatoes of choice are none other than Gustarosso’s San Marzanos! She detailed her visit with Gustarosso farmer Vincenzo and his wife Lina in a beautiful edition of her newsletter “On the Kitchen…

San Marzano Tomatoes in “The Bear”

Chefs love San Marzano tomatoes. That’s old news. So it’s no surprise that the “King of Tomatoes” pepper the storeroom shelves in FX’s new series “The Bear”. In this fictionalization of a professional kitchen, culinary wonder Carmy Berzatto swoops in after a stint at an unnamed “best restaurant on Planet Earth” to turn around his…

How to Avoid Fraudulent San Marzano Tomatoes

Fraudulent San Marzano Tomatoes are real problem here in the US. Chances are, if you’ve bought a can of “Italian San Marzano Tomatoes” from your local grocery store, they’re fake! “At maximum 5 percent of tomatoes sold in the U.S. as San Marzanos are real San Marzanos” – Eduardo Ruggiero, President of the Consorzio San…

Mediterranean Brisket with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Mediterranean Brisket is a show-stopper, but couldn’t be easier to prepare! The meat slowly cooks in an umami rich tomato sauce until it’s practically falling apart. Tomatoes in three forms create the backbone of this dish, peeled whole tomatoes lend substance to the sauce, tomato paste adds depth and richness, and sun dried tomatoes give…

Eggplant Parmigiana Secrets

This is the eggplant science you’ve been waiting for. Summer is almost over and you should make the most of it before it’s too late. ‼️ Use the very best ingredients. San Marzano tomatoes for your sauce, Vacche Rosse Cheese, and real EVOO for frying *will* make a big difference. 🍆 The eggplant Get rid of that…

Eggplant Parmigiana

No matter how steaming hot summer days can get, nothing honors the queen of summer, eggplant, like a homemade tray of Melanzane alla Parmigiana. YES, we do fry in real extra virgin olive oil and YES, we do make our tomato sauce with San Marzano tomatoes!

The Tomato Pantry

Good Italian tomatoes are the foundation of Italian cooking. With all its particular microclimates and unique terroirs, the geographical Italian peninsula is practically designed for growing gloriously flavorful tomatoes. All Gustiamo tomatoes are harvested at their peak ripeness and preserved at their maximum flavor potential. When you buy a Gustiamo tomato, you know you are getting your…

San Marzano on TV

Yes! That’s Stanley Tucci and Zio Vincenzo together eating San Marzano tomatoes fresh off the vine in the Gustarosso fields in Sarno. It’s the premiere of CNN’s new show Searching for Italy, aired last Sunday. For the first episode, Tucci chose to explore Campania and dive into the world of real San Marzano tomatoes. If you’re…

Gustarosso Tomatoes

Gustiamo’s canned tomatoes come from DaniCoop, a cooperative of farmers based in Campania. Chefs, pizzaioli, homecooks, and tomato experts all agree: nothing compares to the tomatoes canned by Danicoop. Paolo (in the pic!) and his team at DaniCoop pack 2 types of tomatoes for Gustiamo: REAL San Marzano tomatoes and 100% Italian tomatoes. REAL SAN…

Pasta al Pomodoro Recipe

Pasta al Pomodoro is probably the most iconic Italian comfort food. It makes for a quick meal full of goodness for every day in every season. Here at Gustiamo, we cook Pasta al Pomodoro (at least) once a week.  Simplicity is the key: we can never get bored of this one!