When is gluten bad for your health?

Gluten is nothing more than the protein network that forms when we combine wheat proteins with water and energy during preparation. It is what gives the dough its elasticity and texture and helps in its growth. It is not only from wheat that gluten is formed: rye, barley and their derivatives, such as malt, also produce the substance during the preparation of food and beverages. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the composition of processed foods. Malt, for...

Mediterranean Cuisine: healthy and tasty

Did you know that Italy is one of the healthiest countries in the world? And no less. Mediterranean cuisine combines the lightness of fresh food with the flavor of herbs and special spices to create a true explosion of flavors. The use of natural products, aligned with an unrivaled flavor and aroma makes Mediterranean cuisine one of the healthiest and most delicious in the world. The origin of Mediterranean cuisine is not known for sure, but we can say with...

It is possible to eat delicious dishes without any guilt

There are great myths that question whether pasta is a healthy dish, which causes many to exclude this food from their diet. However, there is no lack of reasons to continue eating it. Far from being the villain, pasta is a great source of energy and one of the pillars of Mediterranean cuisine, which is considered one of the healthiest and most balanced in the world. But most people prefer refined pasta, which means the wheat grain has been stripped...

Pesto Craft: Healthy and Delicious Italian Food for All Tastes

You may have noticed that health is in fashion. The word "healthy" is everywhere! However, unfortunately our society confuses health with thinness. That’s why when it comes to healthy food the first thing that comes to our mind is plain salads. Just green leaves and nothing else. Or those tasteless dishes with weird ingredients that you've never heard of but which are supposed to do some good for your health.  Healthy meals are usually associated with unappetizing dishes which do not...

Everything you need to know about salads!

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the salad? Salads are a world-renowned dish in the gastronomic culture of many countries, but salads have come a long way since they became popular all over the world.  The first signs of salad consumption date back to 600 BC among Persians. This dish was also present in the cuisine of Ancient Egypt, where the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, such as lettuce, was very common. It was not the dish as we know...

What is the relation between veganism and sustainability?

If you are concerned with selecting your garbage, generating less waste, consuming products from eco friendly companies and with the origin of the materials you use in your day-to-day life, you are really on the right path to a more sustainable life. However, have you thought about taking a step further on this journey and adhere to veganism? For those who don’t know, veganism is a philosophy and lifestyle that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all...

Discover the Two Most Famous Salads In The World

The European taste for salads and culinary specialties, mainly French and Italian, resulted in a wide variety of leaves, vegetables, spices and sauces, which culminated in the creation of several salad options, including some of the most traditional ones, which are appreciated worldwide . Probably the most famous salad is the caesar salad, traditionally made with leaves, grated parmesan cheese, anchovies, croutons and caesar sauce. The creator of caesar salad was Caesar Cardini, an Italian chef who emigrated to Mexico where...

Did you know that we just opened our second location?

Pesto Craft is now in Mission Valley! We have just opened our new restaurant which is located inside the Westfield Mission Valley Shopping Center, between CAVA and Mendocino Farms. We’re in a perfect location for those who want to spend the day shopping at the best stores, such as Bloomingdale's, Marshalls and Ulta Beauty and then stop by for a delicious pizza with a wonderful glass of wine. The shopping complex in which Pesto Craf is located also has the best...

5 curiosities about Italian cuisine

Italian cuisine, so loved and appreciated worldwide, is one of the richest and most delicious of all. It’s not for nothing that it’s super diverse and has a very wide variety of dishes: the country is divided into more than 20 regions, each with one or more typical dishes. We’ve separated 5 curiosities for you to know a little more about Italian gastronomy! 1- Bruschetta - a 100% Italian antipasto If you have never tasted a bruschetta, then you don't really...

PestoCraft – Mission Valley: reframing the term “healthy”

You may have noticed that health is in fashion. The word "healthy" is everywhere! However, unfortunately our society confuses health with thinness. That’s why when it comes to healthy food the first thing that comes to our mind is plain salads. Just green leaves and nothing else. Or those tasteless dishes with weird ingredients that you've never heard of but which are supposed to do some good for your health.  Healthy meals are usually associated with unappetizing dishes which do not...