Trending Now: Keeping Italian Relevant

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 29, 2018 | Category: Sapore

Columbus Day last year marked 523 years since Italian culture first hit the shores of the Americas. It may surprise you that in 2017 Italian was still the #1 ethnic cuisine in the US by a wide margin. Italian cuisine remains the most appealing type of European cuisine on the menu... more

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Whole Grain Pasta Cooking School: Cooking in Steamers

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 6, 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. Today’s lesson is a refresher on: cooking in steamers. While it’s not our top choice for cooking pasta, we know it’s an important and... more

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Steal this Idea! Build Your Own Pasta

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 6, 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. One of our recent favorites was from Daniel Guerra of North East ISD. Daniel posted a picture of a student’s tray loaded with colorful veggies, fruit and of... more

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#BarillaPastaDayGiveaway

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 6, 2017 | Category: K-12

Year two of #BarillaPastaDayGiveaway is off to a great start, with more creative, smart and fun examples of healthy and delicious Barilla Whole Grain pasta dishes coming in from all over the country. As a reminder, each month for a whole year we’re randomly drawing a winner to receive $500... more

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Bravo Chef Accursio!

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 2, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

Accursio Lotá, Executive Chef of Solare Restorante in San Diego, CA was one of two chefs representing the USA at the 6th Annual Barilla Pasta World Championship in Milan, Italy, September 27-29. There were 20 chefs from around the world competing at the three-day championship judged by a panel of... more

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The Pasta Encyclopedia – Fusilli

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

Fusilli was originally made in central-southern Italy and Sardinia by taking a strand of spaghetti and rolling it around a knitting needle; similar to how yarn is spun around a spindle. Hence the name derives from the Italian word fuso for “spindle.” There are many versions with many different names,... more

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