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IDIC 2011: Pesto Day Around the World (Photo Gallery)

International Day of Italian Cuisines

Genoese pesto, as also Tagliatelle al Ragù Bolognese, Spaghetti alla Carbonara and Risotto alla Milanese, is one of those dishes that have truly united Italy, at least at the table and in the imagination of the people of the world; well at least from the Alps to Cape Lilibeo in Sicily, but then also from Stuttgart to mythical Broccolino –Brooklyn that is– to La Boca of Buenos Aires, places that the Italian immigrants took pesto to, from Tokyo to Bangkok or to Hong Kong, where today it is prepared by qualified chefs who’ve left Italy.

Almost a thousand chefs in 70 countries prepared authentic Genoese pesto, the official plate of the IDIC and first and foremost of these were the associates of itchefs-gvci, the network of culinary professionals that promotes the event.