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Food,Glorious Food: Italian Grandma Makes Fresh Basil Pesto

24/08/2019

This looks superb

Fresh pesto, ah to die for

Ingredients

FRESH BASIL PESTO:
10 cups Fresh Basil
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
8 Garlic Cloves
¼ cup Pignoli (Pine Nuts)
¾ cup Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese (approx.)
Salt & Pepper to tast

FAQ:
Who is this lady?
Gina Petitti was born in 1935 in Faeto, Italy. Her family ran a farm in Italy and she met her husband, Vito, in the same town. In 1970 Gina, Vito, and her 4 children immigrated to America. Gina’s husband passed away in 2012, but she is surrounded by a large family, which includes 9 grandchildren, and lives 5 minutes away from her eldest daughter in New Jersey. Gina spends her time cooking, gardening, and being an active member of her local Church.

Why does she make such large portions?
When she was in Italy, she would cook and bake in such large quantities so she wouldn’t have to take time every day to make food, and instead be able to work on the farm. Many of her recipes can be cut in half or quartered if you choose to try them out!

Why is no one helping her in the video?
Grandma Gina doesn’t want help! Usually, it’s because we will slow her down or not do it “her way.” For the videos we only show her, but when the camera cuts we jump in and help form the cookies or prep for the next step.

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