Discover Pesto Italy

Pesto is a typically Genoese speciality made with a very specific variety of basil that grows only in Pra, a neighbourhood in Genoa. Add pine nuts to the basil, a bit of garlic, a few spoonfuls of parmesan, and, if you want, some grated sheep's milk cheese. All of these ingredients, together with a few grains of coarse salt and extra virgin olive oil, are to be crushed in a traditional mortar and pestle. All of the taverns in the historical centre serve pasta or mixed vegetables with pesto, and you can buy a pot for yourself in one of the many boutiques in the region.

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    Pesto
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  • Pesto , Italy
    Pesto
    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • Pesto , Italy
    Pesto
    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
  • Pesto , Italy
    Pesto
    © Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
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