Regional Italian Spotlight: Sicily

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In this series, we look more closely at lesser-known regions of Italy in every issue. As consumers continue to clamor for authentic, regional food from Italy, it pays to be in the know! This month, we travel to Italy’s southern-most part, arriving on the island of Sicily. Sicily was first... more

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Trending Now: Giving Kids’ Menus a Flavor Kick

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 2, 2017 | Category: Trending Now

Research studies are showing what operators have been noticing for the past several years; families with kids just aren’t dining out as much as they once did. A recent report from Mintel shows that 41% of parents say they are preparing more food at home than the year before. Put... more

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Pasta Encyclopedia: Lasagne

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

Lasagne derives from the Latin word for “cooking pot,” which flat sheets of pasta were almost always baked in. The origins of a layered baked pasta dish may go back all the way to ancient Greece, but without a doubt is now an iconic food of Italy. Unlike the heavy... more

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Regional Italian Spotlight: Piemonte

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 2, 2017 | Category: Regional Italian Spotlight

In this series, we look more closely at 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 Piemonte, or Piedmont in the Anglicized spelling. Piedmont... more

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Featured Recipe: “Well ‘Pear-ed” Pasta Salad

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 2, 2017 | Category: K-12

We loved the “well ‘pear-ed” pasta salad Rebecca Perdue and Allen ISD shared with us this past May for the #BarillaPastaDayGiveaway contest. With whole grain pasta, pears, cranberries, mozzarella cheese, spinach and a homemade honey balsamic dressing, this recipe not only features Barilla whole grain penne pasta, but is also considered... more

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Steal this Idea: Upside down confetti salads

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 21, 2017 | Category: 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. Sometimes the simplest tip or smallest tweak can make the difference between a pasta item that sells, and one that well…sits. Here’s one of our recent favorites. It’s... more

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