Today ... a day of photographs and interviews, and friends, in Genova.

Today ... with my beautiful award for being that New Zealand competitor.

And my truly incredible friends. 

Without Davide, Alessandra, and Federico, my weekend would have been something else.

Grazie mille to those who taught me a recipe that only had a little too much salt when it mattered.  I am now completely committed to Pesto Genovese made with a mortar and pestle.