Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

This is an unapologetically Gusti Caponata, a twist on the classic Sicilian version. We opted for Saba and Sirk grape vinegar to create its typical agrodolce flavor. Then, we used real Castelvetrano olives, already pitted and preserved in Sicilian EVOO infused with a blend of Mediterranean herbs. These olives will truly set your Caponata apart!

A Sicilian 15-Minute Pasta

Some things are meant to be together. Busiate and Pesto Trapanese embody the perfect example, one that truly stood the test of time. Let us introduce you to Pesto Trapanese, Pesto Genovese’s Sicilian cousin. Legend has it that, in the Middle Ages, sailors traveling from Genova to the East brought pesto all the way to the port…

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…

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….

What Makes a Castelvetrano Olive Anyway?

Castelvetrano olives are one of Italy’s most popular olive exports, and for good reason! Their irresistible buttery flavor and meaty texture really make them stand out in the olive crowd. But not all Castelvetrano are created equal. In fact, many of the Castelvetrano you come across in grocery store olive bars, on restaurant cheese boards,…

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…

Postcards from Sicilia

Postcards from the Pianogrillo farm in Ragusa. Road tripping from Palermo to Catania, enchanting Sicilia welcomed us with its incredible enthusiasm (and 100°F). Did you follow our Sicilian adventure on IG? In the Southern tip of the Sicilian island, shines Chiaramonte Gulfi with a stretch of olive groves that extends as far as the eye…

Olive Oil Cake

Fresh and moist, with a touch of citrus. The best recipe for olive oil cake needs to follow exclusively one rule: use real, high-quality extra virgin olive oil and all its aromas will shine beautifully. We used Pianogrillo EVOO from Ragusa, Sicily for a fruity, rich result that pairs marvelously with the orangy notes. We…

Sicilian Kitchen

New harvest Pianogrillo EVOO is here. The 2020/2021 olive harvest in Sicilia was stunning! Farmer Lorenzo couldn’t be happier with the year’s production, and not just olive oil. On his farm in Ragusa (that’s at the Southern tip of Sicily), Lorenzo grows olives and tomatoes and produces cherry tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil made with…

Sicilian Cherry Tomatoes

Fans of the Pianogrillo Cherry Tomato Sauce rejoice! Your favorite Salsa Pronta is back in stock. There’s a reason we choose to carry just one open-and-eat tomato sauce. Or better, many reasons! Pianogrillo Salsa is shockingly pure and genuine: 97% Sicilian cherry tomatoes, Pianogrillo extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and basil. Nothing else. This sauce…