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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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In Liguria, Italy, where this basil sauce for pasta originated, there are vast fields of basil plants stretching as far as the eye can see. The smell as the basil is picked in the warm sun is exquisite. You can recapture this fantastic smell if you make pesto at home, particularly if you pound the leaves