Monday, April 21, 2008

The Pesto Champion 2008

I was just expatiating on whether non-Italians could really deliver the goods where Italian cuisine is concerned.

Just in time to provide a (sort of) answer, along comes one James D. Bowien, a Korean-American chef from California, who has just won the rigorous Pesto Championship for 2008, in Liguria, beating out two natives.

Above, you can see the tattooed whippersnapper, triumphantly brandishing his pestle, the King of Pesto. Soon we''ll have an Italian Queen of bulgogi.