Pesto Championship in Vitoria ( Spain, Basque Country)

12 people competed Saturday, March 22 in Vitoria-Gasteiz for best Pesto of the Basque Country: Marisol Arregui di Vitoria, Africa Lopez De Ipina (Vitoria), Javier Salvador Villa (Zumaia), Marta Grazielu Urruiia (Donosti), Josè Blazoore Hermosa (Zumaja), Josè Luis Morcuo Beogor (Vitoria), Alberto Busca Acuirre (Idiazabal), Txomin De La Hor Lebat (Donosti), Elida Diez Gomez (Samariego), Alberto Cadiranos Gaminde (Bilbao), Andori Gomez (Vitoria), Juan Jose Martinez Vinaspre (Vitoria).


Genova Pesto World Championship

IMG 3234Yesterday afternoon the students of State Vocational School for Tourism and Catering 'Marco Polo' (Genoa) competed in the preparation of mortar made Pesto. All Pesto were very good, but only two won the participation to the Pesto World Championship: Giorgio Cuffari and Simone Vesuviano. Here some pictures!

n the evening, another competition  in partnership with Slow Food.

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Federico and Luigi are the finalists of the last two preliminary competitions and they are ready to participate in the Genoa Pesto World Championship! Both races were organised in collaboration with two Lions Clubs. Last Friday at the restaurant Nabu, the competition reserved for members and friends of the Lions Club of Genoa Porto Antico. On Saturday evening at Il Toscano di Borgo Fornari, it was reserved for members and friends of Lions Clubs Vallescrivia and it was dedicated to "Gigi Ghirotti", in the jury also prof. Henriquet. Some pictures!



Elena Stecher won the preliminary competition organized by Banca Patrimoni Sella & C. and reserved to members and friends of Circolo Svizzero. It was Elena first time with marble mortar and wooden pestle, nevertheless she won against the other competitors.

The jury was composed by Alberto Contini and Paolo Stoppielli for Banca Patrimoni Sella & C., Roberto Panizza, Maurizio Valle and Federico Rescigno for Palatifini Association.

See pictures!


origoneOur greeting to Franco Origone, great Italian and Genoese cartoonist. Last year, he sent us this wonderful cartoon that awarded the "City of Genoa Prize" in the international competition Palatifini Cartoons.


portaaporta scabinChef David Scabin, internationally known and one of the most talented performers of cuisine research, prepares Genoa Pesto according to the official Championship recipe. See the TV program "Porta a Porta" of last Wednesday, we are cited after 1 hour, 37 minutes and 20 seconds!


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