ABCD Orientamenti: students prepare an excellent Pesto!

Great performances during the Pesto competition dedicated to hotel management school’s students during ABCD Orientamenti, the exhibition devoted to vocational training courses and connections between school and work.


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Genova Pesto World Championship

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Alfonsina Trucco is the winner of the fifth edition of the Genoa Pesto World Championship. The World Champion 2014 is 87 years old, lives in Montoggio near Genoa, and prepares Pesto using an old family mortar. She passed the first selection (from 100 competitors to 10 finalists) and then won against the other nine finalists. At the second place Angelo Vanagolli and third Candida Grosso.

Marchio-R copiaThe prestigious international event - now in its fifth edition -  will be held on Saturday, March 29 at Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, starting at about 10am.

100 competitors, from around the world, will face in the preparation of Genovese Pesto with high-quality ingredients and traditional instruments such as mortar and pestle.

30 international judges and guests, VIPs, journalists and wine bloggers.


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The Genoa Pesto World Championship's basil has been sown in the greenhouse of Paolo Calcagno in Celle Ligure. The air and ground of Liguria makes Genoese basil PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) so flavored and inimitable, essential to prepare Genoese Pesto. Follow our basil through the pictures, by clicking here!


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Extra Virgin Olive Oil PDO Riviera di Levante, which will be used for the Pesto Championship on March 29 was bottled today by “Frantoio Portofino”.

“Frantoio Portofino” is the fruit of the ancient passion of a family, the Santagatas, for extra virgin olive oil.
Since 1907, a success consolidated year after year, from generation to generation, thanks to the careful selection of raw materials and the thorough and constant search for the best qualities.




Forty children will sing in Genoese dialect the anthem of Pesto World Championship written by Buio Pesto.
The Piccolo Coro Lollipop is made by children between (5-13 age) who love to sing and get together in the name of music. They are directed by the singer Antonella Serà, director of A.L.C.A.demia music school.


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