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Cooking Spectacle: Celebrity Chefs in Portovenere

Cooking Spectacle: Celebrity Chefs in Portovenere

  MasterChef Italia, which is the Italian version of the popular culinary talent show MasterChef, chose the Gulf of Poets – and particularly Portovenere – for an episode of its fifth season. The opening scenes showed breathtaking views of Portovenere’s colorful harbor, St. Peter Church and the pristine nature surrounding the bay and Palmaria Island. […]

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Christmas Recipe: Ravioli with salted codfish

In Italy, dishes with salted codfish are quite typical in the Christmas period. Francesco Parravicini, Chef at Palmaria Restaurant in Portovenere, has a delicious Christmas recipe to share: ravioli with Livorno-style salted codfish. His sea-themed proposal revisits a dish that is usually served as a main course, re-elaborating it as a first course with stuffed […]

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Pesto Recipe & Pesto World Championship

The Championship Did you know that there is such a thing as a Pesto World Championship? Competitors from all over the world prepare Pesto Genovese exclusively with a pestle and mortar, using only traditional, authentic and genuine ingredients. The competition is open to everyone: professionals and amateur cooks. A series of preliminary eliminatory competitions take […]

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Interview with Chef Francesco Parravicini (Palmaria Restaurant)

Beauty and fashion magazine ELLE (Italy) recently interviewed Francesco Parravicini, executive chef at Palmaria Restaurant in Portovenere. Chef Francesco, born in 1973, has already made a name for himself in Milan, where he became famous at a young age for his unexpected novice performances. Among his previous experiences are Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, […]

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