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Italian Heritage Foods Tuscany DOP

Italian Heritage Foods – Tuscany DOP

2nd December 2019
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Tuscany’s DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta) is the ‘protected status’ label applied to Pecorino cheese, Prosciutto ham and Chianti olive oil. The DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) and DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) labels are applied to wine, and are intrinsic to Italian heritage food and wine. In ‘Food Heroes‘, Georgia Pellegrini explores…

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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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