The Italian Dish - Posts. How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother Recipe. If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same.
I received a lesson in how to make pesto from a real Italian grandmother last week and now I understand the difference and what makes it so. My friend Francesca makes the trip from her small town near the pesto-epicenter of Genoa, Italy to San Francisco once or twice a year - this time (lucky for us) she brought her mom and two-year old son Mattia. Chicken Florentine Casserole Recipe.