What is pistou, you ask? Good question. I wondered that too. Turns out, it’s pretty much just the snotty French way to say pesto.
Actually, that’s not entirely true. Apparently, pistou doesn’t include pine nuts, like a traditional pesto does. But basically, it’s a snotty French nut-free pesto.
I’m allowed to make fun of the French. I am French, I’ve lived in France, and I greatly enjoy all things French (hello wine, cheese and chocolate stuffed croissants). But come on, can’t you just see some scrawny guy in skinny jeans walking a miniature poodle with a cigarette dangling from his lips and his nose in the air, talking about pistou?