The Ancient Origins Of Pesto

Sep 26, 2022 186


We have a lot to thank the Italians for. They've given us some of the most iconic foods of all time: marinara sauce, pizza, and, of course, pesto. Pesto is not one of those eating experiences you're likely to forget. It is an aromatic, flavor-packed sauce of basil, nuts, oil, and cheese.

The region of Liguria in northwest Italy is the epicenter of pesto culture and basil production. Saveur journeyed to the coastal town of Pra', where it is said that if "you don't grow basil, you're a nobody." And since Pra' is home to the best basil grown in Liguria, it is the best for making pesto.

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