EVOO from the Italian islands

Between the hottest summer Sicilia and Sardegna have ever witnessed and fires bruising most of Sud Italia, 2021/2022 has been extraordinarily trying for Italian farmers. Fortunately, our olive oil producers on the Italian islands didn’t suffer major consequences and bounced back with 2021/2022 Pianogrillo and Antichi Uliveti EVOOs that distinctly represent the pure flavors of their regions….

Apricots from Mr. Sicily

“If Nature creates simple and spontaneous jewels, it is up to us to bring them to the palate in the simplest and most direct way. Composing a harmonious and flavorful sequence is the purpose of our job.” Corrado Assenza Corrado is the pastry maestro and poetic soul behind the world famous Caffè Sicilia of Noto. In…

Feast of the ONE fish

“While Italian Christmas Eve is all about fish, there’s no symbolic number for the Vigilia dinner. It doesn’t matter to Italians if you are having one, or seven, or twelve fishes!” confessed our very own Beatrice to Saveur. The feast of the seven fishes is an Italian-American tradition, and you should go all for it if that’s what…

This New Harvest EVOO has our names on it

Cue the drumroll: new harvest Il Tratturello extra virigin olive oil is finally here. And this year, this incredible EVOO is even more special. These bottles have our names on them! If you followed our Molise olive oil adventure back in October, you certainly are as thrilled as we are. We flew a group of hardworking friends from the…

101 ounces of New Oil

We’re kicking off Olio Nuovo season with our annual BIG pop-up sale: the 3 liter tin of Quinta Luna finally made it to the Bronx! This is the greenest, freshest, new harvest extra virgin olive oil, pressed in Umbria by the Gaudenzi family at their state-of-the-art olive mill. Making the best EVOO requires the best technology, and…

Sicilian Traditional Candies

Caffè Sicilia nougats are a stellar creation by pastry legend Corrado Assenza. Nothing beats the texture of a soft Sicilian torrone. It’s slightly chewy at first, giving way to a silky mouthfeel as the luscious honey melts in your mouth. Then, the crunchy bite of Sicilian pistachios of Bronte or almonds of Noto strikes you. These are jewels of the Sicilian…

A Timeless Marcella Risotto

This recipe comes from Marcella Cucina and it’s a dish that has bejeweled our dinner tables for years. As Marcella wrote, “there are as many different risotti as there are days in the year,” and well – this is THE season for Risotto with Borlotti Beans and Sausage. This recipe is a Gustiamo favorite because: #1 The most time-consuming part of…

We have Castelvetrano Olives

Make space in your pantry, a new Gustiamo essential just arrived from Sicily: Castelvetrano olives! You’ve been pounding on our doors for these Italian icons. Sweet and fleshy, Castelvetrano are one of Italy’s most prized olives. Our Castelvetrano are selected by our Sicilian olive expert, farmer Lorenzo of Pianogrillo. Every year he visits his fellow farmers in the town…

A Fig Packet

White, juicy, flowery. These are not any figs, these belong to the Dottato variety, grown only in a very small area of the Cilento National Park in Campania. White Dottato figs are prized for their uniquely sweet and plump pulp, and full flavor with notes of honey. Since the beginning of the 1900s, the Santomiele family…

They’re here: Biasetto Panettone + Pandoro

The Italian holiday table is ready to be dressed. Master Pastry Chef Luigi Biasetto’s much awaited Panettone + Pandoro just arrived from Padova, and they’re the most aromatic and fluffy they have ever been. This year, Luigi Biasetto outdid himself in search of outstanding ingredients for his signature holiday classic, traditional Panettone. ✦ 100% Italian flour, from…