Pesto Championship News

Monday, 22 March 2010 16:48


The first photos, interviews and videos of the Third Pesto World Championship are on facebook.

Have a look at them to relive the emotion of 20th March.
If you like the contents, become Genoa Pesto World Championship fun!


Saturday, 20 March 2010 16:48

Vincitore_Pesto_Championship_2010Federico Ferro is the winner of the third World Pesto Championship just ended in Sala del Maggior Consiglio at Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.
He’s 41 from Genoa and he is a chemist in Sestri Levante, he has participated with the old family mortar “pushed by his great passion for the cuisine”. In a hall perfumed by basil he has received the Golden Pestle as winner by the journalist Bruno Pizzul, the unforgettable Italian sports voice.

Thursday, 18 March 2010 15:15

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Mercoledì 17 marzo si è tenuta l’ultima gara eliminatoria non competitiva. Si sono prestati a partecipare con entusiasmo ed impegno Paolo Odone Presidente della Camera di Commercio di Genova, Ferruccio Repetti giornalista de Il Giornale, Costantino Malatto giornalista de La Repubblica, Anna Galleano responsabile Ufficio Stampa della Camera di Commercio, Ornella D’Alessio giornalista e scrittrice e Paolo Calcagno, produttore di Basilico DOP. Si è imposta per un soffio Ornella D’Alessio!


Monday, 15 March 2010 14:30

Anichinico Antonio has won the last preliminary competition - valid for the Pesto World Championship 2010 - organized at "Taste", the prestigious manifestation of wines and food products organized by Pitti Immagine at Stazione Leopolda in Florence and now become the most qualified salon of Italian taste.

Monday, 15 March 2010 13:47

The Pesto Championship’s countdown starts now! 7 days only remain to get ready for the final on Saturday 20th of March, in the meanwhile you could taste the best pesto thanks to the “Ligurian Restaurants’ Pesto Week”, where special menus will be offered at a fixed price! Click here to download the complete list of Restaurants and menu.

Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:00

On the web now the new promotional video for the Third Genoa Pesto World championship. Watch it, listen to it loudly and share it!


Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:18


Andrea, reknown painter in Los Angeles and Italian food lover, won the mortar made pesto official selection reserved to US competitors and valid for the Third Genoa Pesto World Championship. 11 competitors coming from many californian cities took part to the pesto competition which was held at the prestigious Vincenti Restaurant in Brentwood, Los Angeles.


Tuesday, 23 February 2010 16:50


“Walking through the city” - the most popular TV show in Japan on travel and tourism - has dedicated an episode to Genoa and, of course, mortar made pesto couldn’t miss at all!


Wednesday, 17 February 2010 11:45


US pesto competitors are preparing their mortar and pestles for the first-ever US preliminary competition round in pesto making to be held at Vincenti Restaurant in Brentwood on Wednesday the 24th of February beginning at 4:30 pm.


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