Originating from Genoa in Liguria, pesto is the godfather of sauces in northern Italy, where it will always be found on the menu.
Gino travels to Northwest Italy to visit the picturesque region of Liguria, where the coast meets the mountains.
As a chef and keenfisherman, Gino is excited by the Ligurian cuisine. His first stop is at the pretty coastal town of Camogli.
Here, he meets a family who make a living from ‘pescaturismo’ – or fishing tourism.
This is a simple version of the classic northern Italian baked dish, melanzane alla parmigiana.
Cicchetti are always best served with a glass of chilled Italian white wine.
I can’t think of anything better than sitting and eating a plate of risotto while admiring the view of the winding canals of Venice.