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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IMGP1578Angelo Vanagolli is the Pesto champion of Savona! He is a doctor, he took part in previous editions of our Pesto championship, and this year he will represent Savona in the World Final.

Pesto competition animated the beautiful old docks in the port of Savona, during "Stile Artigiano - Made in Liguria".

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Three beautiful days in Bergen among Pesto demos, preliminary competitions and courses, both outdoors and in professional kitchens. The Cultural Association of Palatifini had been invited by the Region of Bergen to attend at Bergen Food Festival, the biggest event in Norway dedicated to traditional and quality food.
The experience was a great success: Norwegians love our pesto and they absolutely enjoy the possibility to try to prepare Genoese Pesto by mortar and pestle!


2011 -_10-11_settembre_festa_s_cuore_177The Pesto Competition in Montepegli (in the hills above Rapallo, Liguria), valid for the 4th Edition of the World Championship, was very intense and participated. The winner is Roberto Ciccarelli, followed in second place by Stefano Ferro (a family of very good pesto makers!) and then by Stefania Passaro and Mario Zanoni.

The jury was presided by the World Champion, Federico Ferro, and by Maurizio Valle, one of the organizer of Palatifini Association. The jury also included Francesca Faruffini and Roberto Tarella.


giuria e vincitriceDuring the first Genoa "Water Festival", the official competition reserved to Genoese bathing establishments’ representatives  took place on September 7 with a great public participation and competitors skills. It was hard for the Jury to choose the best mortar made pesto! Finally, Edda Fossati won followed by Anna Pavese and Ruggero Pelle.


canadaHer name is Letizia Ripandelli and she comes from Missauga. Letizia will represent Canada at the upcoming Genoa Pesto World Championship. 15 competitors took part in the competition, including chefs, food lovers and aspiring chefs. In second place came the chef Keith Muller and third Satrujeet Das, a student of George Brown's Culinary School.


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