When you give a Gustiamo gift certificate you show your loved one (or that office secret santa that you never know what to buy for), that you put real thought into your choice. Not only are you supporting a small NYC business, you are also supporting small scale farmers and food makers in little towns all throughout Italy. And to top it off, the Gustiamo gift certificate is
practically instantaneous. As soon as we receive your order, we e-mail
the certificate (during business hours). Our gift certificates don't
expire and one of our native Italian food-nerds is always happy to chat
with the recipient of your gift to talk Italy and help choose the best
artisan foods for them.
The perfect gift Panettone and Pandoro (left) just arrived!!! They are freshly baked by Luigi Biasetto, master baker/pastry chef and award winner, in Padova. Luigi uses only the freshest and best ingredients, of course. But his secret is the flour: it's Petra stone milled flour made by Molino Quaglia, a couple of kilometers from the bakery. How local is this???
As soon as the cakes arrived in the warehouse, we opened and tasted them (it's called quality control - what a job!). Our Stefano started to do something - his special thing - to the Pandoro I had never seen before! This is a "How To" video. How to finish and how to present the Pandoro. Brilliant! Martha Stewart watch out! Watch the video and click on the arrow below and learn how Italians do it. Enjoy Italy's Best Panettone and Pandoro!
Give thanks to your host, friends and family with a Gustiamo Gift. Call Nicolette at 718 860 2949 or email her and tell her what you would like to give. You can choose to have it packaged in our standard box or in our exclusive outer borough chic crate (see left). If you don't want to think, Martina just selected two gifts for you:
Do you know Gustiamo does Holiday Gifts? Whether you have a list of 5 or 15 or 100, we would love to take care of your Holiday Gifts. Here is a selection of "themed" gifts prepared by Martina, in one of her most creative moments! However, you can choose whatever you want. You can send everybody in your list the same item, or you can make different gifts for different tastes. We'll help with the decision. Call us @ 718 860 2949. Does your friend/family/business associate/client cook? not cook? prefer sweets? is from/had a wonderful trip in a particular region of Italy? Is he/she a traditional type and only wants Pandoro/Panettone/Nougats and Chocolates? Our gifts can be packaged in plain (what plain? they are beautiful and clean - no plastic ever used @ gustiamo) cardboard boxes. Or they can be packaged in our Outer Borough Chic Crate, the ultimate recycle, for a little extra.
We will include a card with your Greetings message. If you so desire, we can also include real recipes, description of the products, story of the producers... Your friend/family/business associate/client will become as passionate about authentic Italian foods as You and we are. Give us a call and let's start working on this together!!!
Since the 1920's, when Mother's Day became a national holiday and the floral industry turned it into a major consumer event, our mothers, mothers in law, grandmothers, in fact all the women in our lives, have received tacky and ordinary bouquets of flowers that wilt after three days. Aren't you tired? Most of all, aren't THEY tired of floral arrangements with names like "Elegant Wishes", "Sunshine Daydream", "Sentimental Surprise"?
This year Mother's Day traditionalists can find a tasty alternative to the conventional bouquet. For Mamma, this year, express your true feelings of love, gratitude and, most of all, respect. Send her something good and lasting. Buy your gift from Gustiamo. Martina just put together these gifts for the Mom in your life:
This is a note we received from Gianna Banducci, a young friend of Gustiamo's. While our days are now busy busy picking and packing your gifts, this is a gift to Gustiamo and we cherish it dearly. Grazie Gianna!!!
"As someone who subscribes to the philosophy of Slow Food, I am always eager to discover companies and organizations that promote this movement. Recently, I was introduced to StefanoNoceti during my quest to learn more about the Slow Food university in Italy, L’Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche. As a graduate of the school, Stefano provided much insight into his experience in the Master program. In the midst of our communication, Stefano mentioned his current role at Gustiamo. As soon as I visited the website, I was immediately enamored with the products sold by Gustiamo. I wasted no time in placing an order for Christmas gifts for my family. As Italy prides itself on regional fares created by food artisans, I value buying Italian foods that have been produced based on traditional and sustainable practices. Gustiamo excels in creating the experience of meeting, understanding, and purchasing from these artisans despite the distance from Italy. In reading the unique story presented about each Italian producer on the Gustiamo website, it felt as if I was purchasing directly from them. Even when receiving my food items in the mail, I got the feeling of buying from a local, small-scale producer. So, if you’re a believer in Slow Food and are looking for memorable gastronomic gifts for the holidays, I highly recommend Gustiamo, particularly the Vicopisano olive oil. Gianna Banducci"