Genoa Pesto World Championship in Paris!

Saturday, April 12, 30 people competed for the best Pesto in Paris. It was the first preliminary competition valid for the upcoming sixth edition of the Championship in 2016. The day was beautiful, in addition to preliminary competition - the first time with 30 people at the same time - there were tastings of Ligurian products of the highest quality and a cooking class held by Maurizio Pinto, chef at Genoa restaurant Voltalacarta.


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IMG 0560In the heart of Soho, an entire block of 4 floors is dedicated to the art of cooking: it is the International Culinary Center, a dream for those who want to become chef and also for those who want to eat something… on the ground floor there is the restaurant to taste dishes prepared by students (burgers are great!!!!).

pestovinner kvamme_foto_thor_brdreskiftThe winner of the official Pesto competition, valid to select the representative of Norway at the next Genoa Pesto World Championship (March 17, 2012), is Mrs. Elin Kvamme (left in the picture). She is a rector of an upper primary school and also the local president of Slow Food in Bergen. Elin has been awarded by the Minister of Health of Norwegian Government, Mrs. Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (right in the picture).


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.


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