Theme: staple foods.
Mmm… Buon sapore di Liguria… What could I possibly write about? Walnut sauce..? Polpettone...? Minestrone..? Fried anchovies..? Farinata..? There’s plenty… but I know there’s only one thing I can share today and it’s pesto, of course!
I love pesto. In fact, pasta with pesto was the only food I tolerated during the first trimester of my pregnancy. I lived on it for few weeks. Some days I feared my baby was going to be born completely green; but somehow when I started the second trimester I developed a strong love for carrots and then I feared that my baby was going to be born orange; in the end she turned out pinky-blue as any other newborn (or: probably too much berry ice-cream in my third trimester ;) ).
I say it again: I love pesto. In fact, when I first started going out with C., he saw me eating pesto straight from the jar, spoon by spoon. Earlier that day I had ordered double espresso at the coffee shop. If you think that your love was written somewhere between the stars, our must have been written somewhere between that cup of coffee and jar of pesto, half eaten by me before pasta was ready…
Pesto originally comes from Genoa and it has a long history. C. makes his own pesto at home and it’s my favourite one. The consistency, the colour, the basil smell and the garlicky taste- it’s just perfect. It’s very easy to make and all you need is some fresh basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic and pine kernels. These days cooking recipes suggest to use electronic blenders to crush all the ingredients and mix them well together but C. makes his pesto in more traditional way, using a mortar.
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