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The ancient tradition of Genoese Pesto

Genova, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Vicky

2 hours
Italian
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, French, Italian

What you'll do

Welcome home! We will learn together the original recipe of the Genoese pesto; we will use mortar, pestle, grater ... we will learn to recognize the quality of basil and the selected ingredients which make the Genoese pesto a unique gastronomic delicacy in the world. We will also play with the more agile and modern version of the Genoese pesto always with an eye to the ancient family recipe because innovation is a value but certain recipes must be respected as part of our culture. At the end of the experience we will taste the green sauce together by savoring it with the typical Genoese focaccia and fresh drink. Before saying goodbye ... you will get the chance to bring back home the tasty result of our experience!
Welcome home! We will learn together the original recipe of the Genoese pesto; we will use mortar, pestle, grater ... we will learn to recognize the quality of basil and the selected ingredients which make the Genoese pesto a unique gastronomic delicacy in the world. We will also play with the more agile and modern version of the Genoese pesto always with an eye to the ancient family recipe because innovation is a value but certain recipes must b…

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What's included

  • Food
From $36
/ person
Wed, Dec 2
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$36 per person
$36 per person
Fri, Dec 4
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$36 per person
$36 per person
Mon, Dec 7
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$36 per person
$36 per person

Meet your host, Vicky

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 35 Reviews
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Two colleagues, two friends who since childhood have discovered the love for cooking, that kind of lore which is all about emotions and local culture. Vicky passed on Nico the love and passion of the Neapolitan food and wine tradition accompanied by contagious laughter, ironic sagacity, the elegance and warmth of the great families of the south. Nico introduced Vicky in the reserved culture of Genoa, revealing the truest and most intimate nature of a seemingly hard and "grumpy" people but deeply generous, loyal and welcoming. From a strong friendship, with a mix of traditions from the South and the North, we decided to open the doors of our home in the heart of Genoa and share our passion for Italian cuisine by telling about the culinary traditions that have been transmitted to us by our grandmothers and from our mothers.
Two colleagues, two friends who since childhood have discovered the love for cooking, that kind of lore which is all about emotions and local culture. Vicky passed on Nico the love and passion of the Neapolitan food and wine tradition accompanied by contagious laughter, ironic sagacity, the elegance and warmth of the great families of the south. Nico introduced Vicky in the reserved culture of Genoa, revealing the truest and most intimate nature of a seemingly hard and "grumpy" people but deeply…
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Where you'll be

We will host you at home in the heart of Genoa, just a short walk from Spianata di Castelletto where you may enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the city. Under favorable weather conditions, we will taste our pesto on a beautiful terrace

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Francesco
October 2020
Esperienza consigliata, un viaggio nella cultura e nel gusto di un condimento che è parte fondamentale della cultura di una città, con persone appassionate e preparate,in un contesto amichevole.
Margaux
September 2020
Vicky et Nico forment un super binôme! Nous avons passé un excellent moment avec elles autour du Pesto, dans la bonne humeur. Nico partage les secrets de sa recette familiale. C'était notre première expérience via airbnb, et nous la recommandons vivement.
Vicky et Nico forment un super binôme! Nous avons passé un excellent moment avec elles autour du Pesto, dans la bonne humeur. Nico partage les secrets de sa recette familiale. C'é…
Maresa
September 2020
The pesto experience with Vicky and Nico was absolutely interesting as you get an inside in the secrets and the tradition of pesto. Despite the Covid-19 situation I was able to participate and make my own delicious pesto which was fantastic. I would recommend this experience for visitors of Genova.
The pesto experience with Vicky and Nico was absolutely interesting as you get an inside in the secrets and the tradition of pesto. Despite the Covid-19 situation I was able to par…
Biancaserena
September 2020
L' esperienza è stata bellissima e interessante. Abbiamo imparato afre il pesto secondo la tradizione genovese in un clima amichevole e casareccio, ci siamo sentiti subito a nostro agio e il pesto è venuto da dio... la consiglio a tutti
Tim
July 2020
Vicky et Nicoletta sont passionnés par la fabrication du pesto. Une expérience originale vous attend, gourmandise et apprentissage de cette fameuse recette sont au rendez vous !
Marlène
July 2020
Cette expérience a été formidable. Elle a été au dessus de mes attentes ! Vicky et Nicoletta sont adorables, accueillantes, chaleureuses! Les explications sont clairs ! C’est ludique, original et très gourmand ! Je vous laisse la surprise de découvrir cette activité
Cette expérience a été formidable. Elle a été au dessus de mes attentes ! Vicky et Nicoletta sont adorables, accueillantes, chaleureuses! Les explications sont clairs ! C’est ludiq…

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.