This article was written by Mindy Fox for La Cucina Italiana while Paolo was still working at Farina in San Francisco. Since then Mindy has become a close friend and Maine resident. We are honored to continue such a relationship and bring Paolo's soulful expression to light anew in Portland, where he has found a new home. Stay tuned for the coming article in the Press Herald about the "pesto king in our midst." Also, give the pesto a shot! It is a humbling, but rewarding, experience.