Lasagne 2.0: Wavy Lasagne

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 19, 2018 | Category: Canada

One of the most popular cuts of pasta is Wavy Lasagne – not to be confused with lasagna! Lasagne is plural and refers to the noodles themselves, also plural. Lasagna is Italian American parlance and refers to the popular cheesy composition that many consumer know and love. Each sheet of... more

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Unleash the Power of Global Flavors

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 19, 2018 | Category: Canada

Consumers continue to expand their palates, seeking new ethnic foods and flavors. This trend is pushing operators and suppliers to add new and exciting ethnic varieties on menus.  Ethnic foods most commonly consumed by Canadians are Chinese (89%), Italian (84%) and Latin American/Mexican (82%). The increasing immigrant population is considered... more

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Trending Now: It’s Catering Season!

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 19, 2018 | Category: Pasta Cooking School, Steal This Idea, Trending Now

It’s the holiday season, when banquet and catering business kicks into its highest gear in every segment of foodservice, from restaurants to hotels and non-commercial venues of all stripes. And that’s a good thing, as catering sales are often where the profits are in this $54B business…especially when margin-friendly ingredients... more

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Regional Italian Spotlight: Emilia-Romagna

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 19, 2018 | Category: Regional Italian Spotlight

In this series, we look more closely at a lesser-known region of Italy in every issue. As consumers continue to clamor for authentic, regional foods from Italy, it pays to be a step ahead! This month, we travel to Northern Italy and to the region of Emilia-Romagna. Emilia-Romagna is located... more

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Pasta Encyclopedia: Orzo

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 19, 2018 | Category: Pasta Encyclopedia

Orzo is a familiar shape that goes by many names – — risoni (or “big rice” in Italian) and puntalette (“tiny tips”) are just two of its other aliases. Orzo literally means “barley” in Italian, as the pasta shape resembles a grain of barley or rice. It’s often used in... more

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Explore Calabria, the Southern Region of Italy

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 20, 2018 | Category: Regional Italian Spotlight, Sapore

Explore the “toe” of the Italian boot, Calabria. Despite the rugged coastal and mountainous terrain of this Southern Italian region, the Calabrian’s show great resourcefulness with their flavorful cuisine. Read more about the region of Calabria here.   more

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