Trending Now: Giving Kids’ Menus a Flavor Kick

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 2, 2017 | Category: Trending Now

Research studies are showing what operators have been noticing for the past several years; families with kids just aren’t dining out as much as they once did. A recent report from Mintel shows that 41% of parents say they are preparing more food at home than the year before. Put... more

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Pasta Encyclopedia: Lasagne

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 2, 2017 | Category: Pasta Encyclopedia

Lasagne derives from the Latin word for “cooking pot,” which flat sheets of pasta were almost always baked in. The origins of a layered baked pasta dish may go back all the way to ancient Greece, but without a doubt is now an iconic food of Italy. Unlike the heavy... more

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Regional Italian Spotlight: Piedmonte

By: | 1 Comment | On: August 2, 2017 | Category: Regional Italian Spotlight

In this series, we look more closely at lesser-known region of Italy in every issue. As consumers continue to clamor for authentic, regional foods from Italy, it pays to be in the know! This month, we travel to Northern Italy and to Piemonte, or Piedmont in the Anglicized spelling. Piedmont... more

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Featured Recipe: “Well ‘Pear-ed” Pasta Salad

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 2, 2017 | Category: K-12

We loved the “well ‘pear-ed” pasta salad Rebecca Perdue and Allen ISD shared with us this past May for the #BarillaPastaDayGiveaway contest. With whole grain pasta, pears, cranberries, mozzarella cheese, spinach and a homemade honey balsamic dressing, this recipe not only features Barilla whole grain penne pasta, but is also considered... more

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Steal this Idea: Upside down confetti salads

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 21, 2017 | Category: Steal This Idea

The ideas, photos and recipes coming to us from our partnership with School Meals That Rock are an amazing source of inspiration. Sometimes the simplest tip or smallest tweak can make the difference between a pasta item that sells, and one that well…sits. Here’s one of our recent favorites. It’s... more

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Whole Grain Pasta Cooking School: The 5 Minute Rule

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 21, 2017 | Category: Pasta Cooking School

Welcome to the Whole Grain Pasta Cooking School! In this space we share tips and strategies for cooking whole grain pasta in a school foodservice environment. Today’s lesson is a refresher on The 5-Minute Rule.   The 5-Minute Rule Keeping things simple in the back of the house is crucial... more

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#BarillaPastaDayGiveaway

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 21, 2017 | Category: K-12

We can’t believe it’s been a whole year for us here at #BarillaPastaDayGiveaway, with so many amazing and inspiring examples of healthy and delicious Barilla Whole Grain pasta dishes coming in from all over the country. Each month for a whole year we randomly drew a winner to receive $500... more

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Whole Grain Pasta Cooking School: Q&A Edition

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 25, 2017 | Category: K-12, Pasta Cooking School

Welcome to the Whole Grain Pasta Cooking School! In this space we share tips and strategies for cooking whole grain pasta in a school foodservice environment. Coming out of our webinar last month, there were a couple of questions we thought we’d revisit here: Q: I use a steamer in... more

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Steal This Idea!

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 25, 2017 | Category: K-12, Steal This Idea

The ideas, photos and recipes coming to us from our partnership with School Meals That Rock are an amazing source of inspiration. We dedicated a whole section of our webinar with Dayle Hayes to emphasize the importance of presentation in whole grain pasta. Not just on the serving line, but... more

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Trending Now: Healthy Dining 2017

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 25, 2017 | Category: Trending Now

Hard to believe, but menu labeling is actually set to take effect May 7, 2018…a full eight years after the Affordable Care Act that called for it was passed in 2010. Aside from making multi-unit operators scramble to comply, menu labeling has undeniably brought more consumer attention to what’s on... more

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