My boyfriend and I recently had a new flatmate move in. She is Italian, from Tuscany!
I was making a pasta dish that required pesto and decided to ask her how it should be made.
First off, she said her grandmother would use a mortar and pestle rather than a food processor, like I was doing haha. I’m a bit lazy what can I say!
Next, she talked about olive oil. The best Olive oil you can get for pesto is fresh olive oil from when it’s in season, and it should be bought from the place where they are making the olive oil rather than the supermarket. You must pre-arrange for an order because it sells out quickly. She said the fresh olive oil is very green!
(To be completed, I was taking a study break on my phone, I’ll finish tonight!