In late March, Italy holds the World Pesto championship. Naturally, it is held in Genoa. After all, the favorite sauce of many countries was born in the 19th century in the capital of Liguria, Genoa.
Ligurians add this sauce to all the dishes. They are very proud it and consider it a real national treasure. Pesto Genovese deserves it.
The competition is held in Palazzo Ducale, where each of the 100 participants is given 40 minutes to prepare their own pesto. The contest involves amateurs and top class chefs.