Tips To-Go: Pasta for Delivery and Takeout

By: | On: May 12, 2020 | Category: Benvenuti to the Barilla Test Kitchen

In a recent post, we covered some best practices for pasta when working with delivery and takeout along with some winning ideas we’ve been seeing out in the marketplace. Now a few weeks later, we’re building on that in a Q&A format with some more tips and strategies, and highlights... more

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Optimizing Pasta for Delivery and Takeout

By: | On: March 30, 2020 | Category: Benvenuti to the Barilla Test Kitchen

In the Barilla Test Kitchen, we’ve been fielding a lot of questions about best practices for pasta when working with delivery and takeout. Pasta can be a useful tool in the moment, with comfort-food appeal, versatility across cuisines and formats, and as a food-cost-friendly platform for operators. Thanks to some... more

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Barilla Test Kitchen

By: | On: February 11, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Greetings from the Barilla Test Kitchen! We love the trend we’re seeing in 2020 toward more Eastern Mediterranean flavors on the menu. Not only are these flavors delicious, different, and exciting for American diners, they make great pairings with pasta, and especially the plant-forward dishes that are so in demand... more

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Regional Italian Spotlight: Emilia-Romagna

By: | On: February 11, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

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 a step ahead! This month, we travel to the region of Emilia-Romagna. The home region of our Executive Chef... more

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Trending Now: Food and Flavor Predictions for 2020

By: | On: February 11, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

With the new year now underway, it’s a good time to take stock of all those pundit and expert predictions for food and flavor trends in 2020. We’re here to divide the wild and crazy from the real as we look ahead. First, though fears of a downturn are growing,... more

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Pasta Encyclopedia: Ziti

By: | On: November 15, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

Ziti gets its name from zita, or zito, in Italian dialect, which translates to bride or groom. That’s because traditionally, in places like Naples, this smooth, hollow, tubular shape was reserved for special occasions such as banquets and weddings. In early days, long tubes of ziti would be broken by... more

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