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Friday, 21 February 2014 14:52

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The Genoa Pesto World Championship's basil has just been sown in the greenhouse of Paolo Calcagno in Celle Ligure. As you can see little basil is growing well!

The air and ground of Liguria makes Genoese basil PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) so flavored and inimitable, essential to prepare Genoese Pesto.


Friday, 21 February 2014 14:45


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!


Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:00

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.


Friday, 07 February 2014 14:15

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!


Friday, 31 January 2014 08:44

Ricciuti pesto_ch_020Last weeks to compose the pieces of the event and to define participants and guests. Here you can see the first restaurateurs who have joined the "Week of Pesto Restaurants" and here all info about "Children Championship". For the latecomers, the latest opportunities to participate by clicking here. All news through our newsletter, subscribe here! And then there's our facebook page, do you like it?


Friday, 13 December 2013 13:44

BPAOne of the most prestigious banks specialized in management of assets, Patrimoni Sella & C. Bank, supports the Pesto World Championship. Patrimoni Sella & C. Bank is based in Turin and has offices throughout Italy and in the center of Genoa. Founded in 2005, it is part of Gruppo Banca Sella Holding and it is specialized in asset management for private and public clients. It also performs all other banking functions.


Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:45

MarchioCampionatoPestoGENOVESER RGB-300dpiPre-registrations are open for the fifth edition of the Genoa Pesto World Championship organized by the Cultural Association of Palatifini, which will be held on Saturday 29th of march 2014, in Genoa, Palazzo Ducale. Just compiling this form!

The competition is open to all, professionals and amateurs cook. 100 registered candidates will be admitted based on the date of registration (50% from Genoa and Liguria, 25% from the rest of Italy and 25% abroad). To date, 23 winners of the preliminary rounds, national and international, have already gained the right to participate. In previous editions, the average age of the competitors was 40 years old. The more distant competitors came from Tokyo, Los Angeles, Guayaquil and Buenos Aires.


Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:25

foto 2Mix the cards that illustrate the preparation of pesto using marble mortar and wooden pestle. Try to put them in order, verify the correct sequence. When you are ready, take part in the World Pesto Championship!


Friday, 29 November 2013 09:34

lioneGreat participation and adrenaline during the French competition, held at Les Halles de Lyon "Paul Bocuse", one of the best gourmet market in the world, thanks to the collaboration of the Ville de Lyon and the Chamber of Commerce of Genoa.

The ten "Pestos" prepared were evaluated by a really great jury composed of a representation of Ligurian chefs who adhere to the Association of Restaurateurs "Genoa Gourmet"!


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