Pesto Championship News

Thursday, 15 January 2015 11:52

GenoaPestoWorldChampionship UNESCOOn Monday, January 19th, 2015, the Genoese Pesto made by marble mortar and wooden pestle is set to become UNESCO World Heritage. Thanks to Regione Liguria, Genoa City Council and Chamber of Commerce of Genoa, which are the promoters, we will be able to realize this dream, cultivated for a few years and decided during the final of the 2014 Pesto World Championship.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014 10:11

PestoPraga2The preliminary competition, hold in november 13, is on YouTube!
You could even smell Pesto scent spreading around Hotel Boscolo Hall...
Here the video

Thursday, 04 December 2014 08:42

IMG 5034A special preliminary competition, that marked the partnership between Genoa Pesto World Championship and Identità Golose, one that was held Sunday, November 30 at Eataly on the occasion of Rome Food & Wine Festival. Among the 10 competitors, the winner is Salvatore Corazza...


Friday, 28 November 2014 10:26

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E’ Francesco Lovisatti il vincitore dell’eliminatoria che si è tenuta il 23 novembre a Villa Queirolo di Rapallo.
Una gara partecipata che ha confermato, ancora una volta, quanto la cultura del Pesto al mortaio si stia sempre più diffondendo.  Al secondo posto si attesta Marco Fucci e Walter Perrone al terzo.  
L’eliminatoria è stata organizzata in collaborazione con il Gruppo Micologico E. Grasso di Rapallo nell’ambito della manifestazione 2° Memorial Mario Valle “Alla scoperta del Tartufo’’.


Thursday, 27 November 2014 11:38

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Extraordinary preliminary competition in Prague, at the beautiful Hotel Boscolo. The enthusiasm of the participants, many of which representatives of the institutions, journalists and entrepreneurs, was great as well as Pesto made by them. Igor Holub, president of Slow Food Czech Republic, is the winner selected by a highly qualified jury.


Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:36

ABCDOrientamentoDavid Molinari,  seventeen year old, from Istituto Alberghiero Marco Polo, won in the preliminary competition on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the "Olimpiadi liguri dei mestieri"  on the occasion of “ABCD+Orientamenti” at Fiera di Genova.
A great thrill for all young participants, who made a great pesto, worked well and with great skill. Chooseing the best was a daunting task for the jury composed by  Carmelo Infantini (Confesercenti), Maurizio Valle and the young Matteo Ferro  (Associazione dei Palatifini)

All pics in the gallery


Monday, 15 September 2014 10:05

WallStreet-coverPesto makes headline on "The Wall Street Journal"! We met in July journalist Jeff Marcus and together with him we have rediscovered Genoa, its beauty and rich cuisine. Jeff attended a demonstration of mortar made Pesto and after tasting it he's falling in love! Read his report "In Search of Perfect Pesto" in the Press Area.


Monday, 21 July 2014 10:35

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The young Axel Beryskauy from Norway won the preliminary competition that was held Saturday, July 19 at Moneglia.

The warm and sparkling atmosphere, the beautiful surroundings and the large participation made it even more exciting for the ten competitors from Norway, Germany, Lombardy, Puglia and of course Moneglia and Genoa. In second place Frevel Sandra from Germany and third Luciano Simon, who defended the flag of Moneglia.


Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:16

eliminatoriamoneglia-webA summer evening on the sea, warm and reeked of scented basil…  It happens at Moneglia on Saturday, July 19, at h. 18, where people competed for the preliminary competition valid for the upcoming sixth edition of the Championship in 2016. The competition is organized in partnership with Consorzio Operatori Turistici di Moneglia and CIV Moneglia, on the occasion of  "ANCIperExpo”,  a series of events on the theme of food and nutrition in view of the forthcoming Expo Milano 2015.


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