National Pasta Month 2023

While October is National Pasta Month and the perfect occasion to incorporate pasta into your menu, there are reasons to celebrate the love of pasta all year long! Whether it’s a light and refreshing pasta salad in the summer or a hearty baked pasta dish in the winter, pasta can be enjoyed throughout the year […]

As a global pasta brand, we take a lot of pride in putting together world-class experiences for our partners. We’re thrilled to be reuniting with the legendary Chef John Folse for our signature “Modern Casual” culinary retreat down in Louisiana. We know culinarians need a key ingredient to fuel their creativity and inspiration – the […]

With Mac and Cheese day last month, we compiled a few recent data points and asked our Chef Yury for his take on the most popular pasta menu item in America. What’s kept it so popular for so long, and what makes a great mac? What else belongs on the Oscars menu by Wolfgang Puck, […]

We just wrapped up our Barilla Pasta is Your Blank Canvas Contest! The 50 finalists we picked from all those who registered really showed the versatility and range of pasta in all its forms. With our latest innovations Barilla Frozen, Lasagne Chef, and Legume pastas as the canvas, the judges faced some tough choices to […]

Our team recently took part in the Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit at the Culinary Institute of America’s Copia Campus. The event offered up a bumper crop of plant-forward inspiration, with top-notch chefs from across the nation and even across the pond coming together to share their success strategies for putting more plants and a little […]

Like so many famous Italian dishes, there are many stories behind the combination of eggs, guanciale (cured pork jowl), cheese and pasta that is the magical pasta carbonara. Some ascribe the dish to Carbonari, a secret revolutionary society from the late 1800s.  Other than the similarity in name, there doesn’t seem to be much too […]

Comfort-food favorite lasagne has been rising the charts of favorite pasta dishes on US menus. According to Datassential, it’s now the #2 noodle type and #3 pasta dish, trailing only spaghetti and perennial favorite Mac and Cheese! What’s giving this familiar favorite new momentum? We see a few factors at play here – 1) it’s built […]

At Black Rock Bar + Grill’s locations across Michigan, Ohio, Maryland and Florida, guests cook their own steaks on superheated volcanic rocks right at the table. The kitchen cooks up a host of complimentary and premium sides, including Barilla pasta. Switching to Barilla Frozen was a rock-solid choice for this sizzling brand.  We caught up […]

With 2023 officially underway, we took a last look back at the trend predictions for the year and picked out a few of the food and flavor forecasts that rose to the top, pulling from Carbonate, Datassential, and Flavor & the Menu. Brown butter – Tipped by Flavor & the Menu, we’re totally on board […]

We asked a couple of our favorite chefs for their take on 2023 food trends, and 3 ingredients they’re excited to work with in the new year. Chef Latisha (Tish) Rodgers of Levy Restaurant Group and our own Chef Yury Krasilovsky are here with inspiration to last you all year!  Brown Butter“The appeal of brown […]

Announcing the Barilla Pasta is your Blank Canvas recipe contest! The greatest recipes artfully blend mouthwatering flavor, structure, texture and backstory. This is your opportunity to submit your most creative recipe that uses one of the three new Innovations: Barilla Frozen, Bulk Legume or Lasagne Chef. Here’s what you need to doRegister online by February […]

Another National Pasta Month is in the books, and judging by the results we’ve seen from our partners in restaurants and across the foodservice spectrum, it delivered! This year we teamed up with the outstanding folks at Nordstrom Restaurants. Not only did they celebrate our favorite month with several LTOs, but they also helped us […]