15 Reasons Pesto Is Pretty Much The Best Thing Ever

Don't worry about the sauce for tonight, we've got you covered. You don't even have to fire up the stove. Simply break out your blender or food processor and the best olive oil you have, 'cause it's pesto time! Below are 15 stories, recipes, anecdotes and other good reasons to break out the basil (or alternative pesto-crafting materials) and appreciate this wonderful gift from Italy to the rest of the world.