Genoa

Pesto

Pesto alla Genovese

23rd September 2018
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Warning: this basil pesto bears absolutely no resemblance to any pesto you’ve even eaten from a jar. The traditional pesto of Genoa is tangy (basil, garlic), nutty (pine nuts), salty (Pecorino) and fabulously slithery (plenty of extra-virgin olive oil). 40gm basil leaves (ideally home-grown) 120gm Pecorino cheese (or similar, such as Parmesan), grated or cut…

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Genoa artichokes copy

Genoa

26th February 2016
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One of the best reasons for visiting Liguria (capital, Genoa) is the wonderful food. With its long coastline, the region is renowned for its excellent seafood. Then there are regional products like foccaccia, farinata (a delicious chickpea pancake), Albenga artichokes, salt cod, and, of course, pesto. Pesto championships On 16 April, the capital of the…

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Courgette flowers

Courgette capers…

8th August 2013
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8 August 2013 My sister Marian, who has lived in Italy for over 30 years, has adopted many Italian ways, not least the dedication to preparing and cooking exquisite food. She thinks nothing of spending an afternoon shredding basil leaves and pounding them, with a pestle and mortar, together with pine nuts, Parmesan and Pecorino…

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Genoa

17th March 2012
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Petrarch described Genoa, the capital of Liguria, as ‘La Superba’. I know the city very well, visiting every year, and can write on the food, culture, nightlife and surrounding areas, so if you’re looking for a feature, please¬†contact me. Here are my 10 Best Things to do in Genoa, written for Time Out online. I…

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