At the “Festa dell’Unità” in Pontedecimo the Sunday evening was animated with a Pesto competition valid for the VII World Championship. Ten competitors have been challenged for the preparation of our beloved sauce, accompanied by the demonstration and advices from the Palatifini association with Roberto Panizza e Maurizio Valle.

Employees, students, housewives, counselors from Genova and surroundings have put their commitment to prepare the best pesto. For many of them it was the first time they did it using mortar and pestle.

Renata Merlo has beaten everyone, who works as pasta maker, followed by the regional counsellor Pippo Rossetti and Margherita Paparella, retired. About the jury with the Palatifini Association, there were the municipal councilor Cristina Lodi, the mayor of Pontedecimo Federico Romeo and Francesco Crocco, owner of the historic pastry shop “Poldo” of Pontedecimo.

Next appointment with “Pesto in Festa” on Tuesday, July 5 at the “Festa dell’Unità” in Genoa.