Pasta Encyclopedia: Bucatini

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 5, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

The name of this classic pasta derives from the small buco (or “hole”) in the middle, which is its signature. Bucatini has its origins in the Lazio and Abruzzo regions of central Italy, where Bucatini all’Amatriciana is a staple of classic Roman cuisine, combining the pasta with guanciale (cured pork... more

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In the News: Pasta Doesn’t Make You Fat!

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 4, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

If you think you’ve noticed your guests having more enthusiasm for their pasta order lately, it’s not your imagination! Social media and the media in general have been abuzz lately with the news that a recent study of over 23,000 Italians found pasta consumption was inversely related to a decreased... more

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Regional Italian Spotlight: Trentino

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 3, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

In this new series, we’ll 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 in the know! This month, we travel to Northern Italy and to Trentino Alto Adige. Trentino is located... more

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Barilla Down on the Farm

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 3, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Earlier this summer, we at Barilla brought together a select group of chefs from across the country and all sorts of foodservice operations professionals at the Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI) in Milan, Ohio. This has become an annual gathering to immerse in the latest culinary trends, from regional Italian to... more

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Trending Now: Healthy Dining 2016

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 25, 2016 | Category: Trending Now

With menu labeling now officially in place with a final FDA rule – and compliance required by May 6, 2017 — the healthy dining landscape has evolved considerably since the Affordable Care Act was first passed in 2010. Restaurant operators and consumers are in a different place economically, with unemployment... more

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Regional Italian Spotlight: Abruzzo

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 25, 2016 | Category: Regional Italian Spotlight

In this new series, we’ll 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 in the know! This month, we travel to central Italy and to Abruzzo. Abruzzo is located in central... more

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Pasta Encyclopedia: Cellentani/Cavatappi

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 25, 2016 | Category: Pasta Encyclopedia

At Barilla, we call this shape Cellentani in honor of a famous and much loved pop singer in Italy in the 1960s, when it was introduced. His name was Adriano Celentano, dubbed “moleggiato” or “springs” for his distinctive stage movements. As the shape resembles a coiled spring, it all made... more

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Trending Now: Food and Flavor Predictions for 2016

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 1, 2016 | Category: Trending Now

You’d have to be living under a rock to miss the barrage of food trend predictions from the experts and pundits over the past few months. You may have seen that it’s the year of the cucumber! And it’s also the year of the pulse! (Pulses are lentils, beans and... more

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Pasta News

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 1, 2016 | Category: Pasta Encyclopedia, Product Updates/Promotions

Barilla introduces a new shape to their best-selling line of pastas for foodservice. Medium Shells are a versatile semolina pasta shape that’s well suited to baked dishes, cold pasta salads or hot pasta dishes. One of our favorite recipes for shells is New Orleans-style crawfish mac and cheese. Medium Shells... more

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Good to Know: 2016 Foodservice and Menu Trends

By: | 0 Comments | On: February 1, 2016 | Category: Good To Know

The start of every year is the season for food trend predictions. Here are the ones we found most compelling: NRN’s food editor Bret Thorn’s trend forecast for 2016 Datassential’s take on the top trends shaping foodservice Restaurant Business reports on Technomic’s trends for 2016 Technomic’s 2016 consumer trend predictions... more

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