African Blue Basil + Arugula Pesto

    The words pesto and pestle (as in mortar & pestle) are relatives. Pesto originates from the Genoa region of Italy and was traditionally made by crushing garlic, basil, olive oil, parmigiano reggiano, pine nuts, and sheep’s milk cheese. Pesta is to pound, in reference to the grinding of these ingredients in the old marble mortar and pestle. Pesta, Pestle, Pesto. Besides the…

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