Barilla In the Windy City

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 18, 2016 | Category: Good To Know

  In September, Barilla brought together a select group of chefs from a variety of foodservice operations from across the country to our new North American headquarters outside of Chicago, for an immersion into the latest culinary trends, from regional Italian to healthier cuisine. It’s all in keeping with our mission to... more

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Regional Italian Spotlight: Veneto

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 18, 2016 | 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 in the know! This month, we travel to Northern Italy’s Veneto. Veneto extends from the Dolomite Alps to Lake... more

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Whole Grain Pasta Cooking School

By: | 0 Comments | On: September 20, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Welcome to the Whole Grain Pasta Cooking School! In this space, we’ll share tips and strategies for cooking whole grain pasta in a school foodservice environment. Today’s lesson: The 5-Minute Rule. The 5-Minute Rule Keeping things simple in the back of the house is crucial in K-12. It’s why we... more

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Steal This Idea featuring Coppell ISD

By: | 0 Comments | On: September 20, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

The ideas, photos and recipes coming to us from our partnership with School Meals That Rock are an amazing source of inspiration. Some of the ideas and stories are too good not to share! Like this one from Coppell ISD in Texas… Before the start of the school year, the... more

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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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