An Italian Journey: Liguria

An Italian Journey: Liguria

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Italian food is one of the most beloved cuisines in the world. But, you don't need to go out to eat or travel to Italy to eat the real deal anymore. Learn how to make the most authentic, rustic Italian food in your home with this masterclass from Italian chef, Francesco Mattana. Learn how to make a homemade pesto in this episode of An Italian Journey. This is usually served with "trofie" (a thin twisted pasta), but you can even use it as a dipping sauce or on toasted bread to make bruschetta. This sauce and the pasta comes from Genova, the capital of Liguria. About Chef Francesco Mattana: Chef Francesco is from Sardinia, a beautiful island in the South of Italy. He has a background in cooking, having spent 7 years as a Chef in Italy, Australia and London. He is now a Senior Teaching Chef for some of the top cookery schools in London. For Chef Francesco, being Italian, Italian cuisine is his passion. He has a developed, rustic Italian cooking style based on memories from his childhood – cooking with his Nonna, working on the farm and fishing with his Granddad. All of Chef Francesco’s recipes are original, traditional and based on the best ingredients.

Trofie Al Pesto


  • 300g of trofie pasta
  • 100g basil (no stalks)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 30g pine nuts
  • 100g Parmigiano
  • 80g Pecorino
  • 170ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Touch of salt

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