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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Time to get ready for National Pasta Month!

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 15, 2018 | Category: Good To Know

October 1st marks the official start of the best month of the year — National Pasta Month (NPM)! We saw some magnifico celebrations last year, with special LTO menu items and promotions taking advantage of excitement for one of America’s favorite comfort foods…pasta! The Buca di Beppo sweepstakes for a... more

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Pasta Encyclopedia: Linguine

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 15, 2018 | Category: Pasta Encyclopedia

Linguine is one of the best-known pasta shapes, a staple of Italian-American cuisine for decades. But did you know that the name translates to “little tongues?” Linguine is similar to spaghetti or fettucine in length, but is actually oval in cross-section. In contrast, spaghetti ala chittarra is square in cross-section,... more

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