Chef Meredith Sopko

Meredith Sopko

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The Pasta Encyclopedia: Orecchiette

By: | On: February 5, 2015 | Category: Pasta Encyclopedia

Orecchiette translates to “little ears” in Italian, looks like its name, with little ear-like cups that cradle and capture sauces. Barilla Orecchiette is one of few cuts produced exclusively in Italy using bronze dies as part of the Collezione line. The resulting traditional look and texture make it a great... more

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Good To Know: 2015 Foodservice and Menu Trends

By: | On: February 5, 2015 | Category: Good To Know

This is the season for looking ahead to the new year, and once again we have the usual stew of writers and experts willing to step forward and cast their predictions. Here are some of the ones we found most compelling: NRN’s food editor Bret Thorn’s trend forecast for 2015... more

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Benvenuti to the Barilla Test Kitchen! Pesto

By: | On: February 5, 2015 | Category: Benvenuti to the Barilla Test Kitchen

Today we’re going to dive into one of our favorite family of sauces, the pesto. It’s a surprisingly rich platform for innovation! Here in America we think of pesto as the combination of basil, parmigiano, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil. But the Pesto Genovese, as that recipe is properly... more

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Trending Now: Food and Flavor Predictions for 2015

By: | On: February 5, 2015 | Category: Trending Now

Each new year brings a fresh flurry of food trend predictions from the experts and pundits. They weigh in on everything from the next “it” foods (e.g., tacos are the food of the year; ugly root vegetables are the new kale), to macroeconomic and social psychological factors impacting consumer behavior.... more

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