How Do You Pronounce 'Pesto Alla Genovese'?
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Phonetics For 'Pesto Alla Genovese'?
pesto alla genovese
PEH/stoh AHL/lah djeh/noh/VEH/zeh
A Quick Overview Of Pesto Alla Genovese
‘Pesto’ is a cold Italian sauce, traditionally made from fresh basil, parmesan, garlic, pine nuts (pinoli) and olive oil blended together (so forming a paste) and served over pasta, gnocchi, fish etc. The full name is 'Pesto alla Genovese', which refers to the fact that the sauce originates in Genoa.'Pesto' means 'ground' or 'crushed' in Italian.
See also 'salsa'.
Modern chefs also use 'Pesto' to describe similar sauces made from other ingredients, e.g. coriander, peanuts, chili and oil blended together. This practice offends purists, but the trend is set to continue.
Italian words for the ingredients in Pesto alla Genovese (click on links for more information and audio pronunciation of these words)