ALFONSINA: PESTO WINNER 2014

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.

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Genova Pesto World Championship

 SLZ9483It 'started with the greeting of the Italian ambassador in Great Britain , the Pesto competition which was held in London , on the occasion of the event to promote Ligurian food and fashion enterprises. In the picture, the Ambassador in official dress with his wife, after the event they went to Buckingham Palace!

belfast l_27Every time is a new adventure: we ship mortars and pestles anywhere in the world, we send official aprons and ingredients, we sneak basil inside the suitcase and then we keep our fingers crossed that the mortars arrive on time and the basil in the journey does not wilt too much. And then? And then it ends always with big success. And in Belfast, more precisely in Bushmills at the visitor center of the "Giant's Causeway" (the natural site in Northern Ireland registered among UNESCO world heritage list) was not only a success but a great opportunity to meet and exchange cultures.

 
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20131024 130134"Coach Trip" è una trasmissione che va in onda su Channel 4 (canale televisivo inglese, fondato nel 1982). In questo periodo sta partendo la nona serie della trasmissione che consiste in un viaggio di 15 persone, guidate da un attore famoso in Inghilterra, in 30 città europee. Un giorno per città. Arrivati nella città prescelta succede un evento-sorpresa sul quale si basa poi la trasmissione. Il Campionato Mondiale di Pesto è stato contattato per organizzare una sfida fra i partecipanti.

   

IMG01612On the occasion of the presentation of the Toyota Auris hybrid at the Toyota dealership GT MOTOR in Genoa, we had our full of green energy!

There were those who tried the green car and those who experienced the preparation of the most delicious green sauce in the world: our basil pesto!

 

mortaioSunday October 13, at 11 AM and at 5.30 PM, on the occasion of the presentation of the new TOYOTA AURIS TS (touring sports) SW also available hybrid, at GT MOTOR Toyota dealer located in Via Istria Lungobisagno in Genoa, there will be two preliminary Pesto competitions valid for the V Genoa Pesto World Championship.

If you want to sign up, just call the phone number 010 8377344 or write an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or just go to GT MOTOR!

   

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