What you'll do
You'll learn about the origins of pesto and the reason for each ingredient and why it's important to add the ingredients in a specific order. I'll also teach you how to make "trofie" the typical pasta eaten with pesto in the Tigullio area of Liguria. Then we'll get right down to business, pounding the ingredients with a pestle and mortar made from beautiful, cool and smooth Carrara marble. Making pesto is relaxing and fun and the end result is absolutely delicious. It's a great way of getting back in touch with the origins of the food we eat and a fantastic introduction to the unique food culture in Liguria! Making pesto and trofie involves no cooking so it's great for families and children.
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I'm 1/2 English, 1/2 Italian and one of my favourite foods is Genoese pesto. I've been pounding pesto since learning how to make it in the Cinque Terre over 30 years ago, and I love the idea of sharing my experience and passion for pesto with other people in my spacious and airy kitchen in Borzonasca. There is nothing like pesto made with genuine, fresh ingredients, pounded by hand with a pestle and Carrara marble mortar. You'll also learn how to make "trofie", the traditional local pasta. Fun in the kitchen for kids and families and a beautiful experience to take with you and cherish forever.
Pestle and Mortar Pesto and "trofie" ingredients
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Where you'll be
You'll be in my cosy but spacious home in Borzonasca in the heart of Liguria where the River Sturla and River Penna converge
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
For anyone who does not have a car, there is a regular bus service to Borzonasca. If you would like to modify the time of the event, please send me a direct message; I have some flexibility. This experience is not suitable for people with dairy or nut allergies.
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