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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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Regional Italian Spotlight: Tuscany

By: | On: November 15, 2019 | 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 Central Italy and to the region of Tuscany. Located in Central... more

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Trending Now: Pasta on Tour in the Windy City

By: | On: November 14, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized

Just last month, we brought a select group of chefs from all over the country and all sorts of foodservice operations together at our North American headquarters in Chicago. The event was an immersion into the latest culinary trends, from regional Italian to sustainable and delicious cuisine. It’s all in... more

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