Greetings from the Barilla Test Kitchen!

As a chef team, we got together with our editor to talk about some of the trend predictions we’ve been seeing, and where we thought they might take us in the year to come. Q: How might you develop a pasta dish for wellness or immunity? Chef Yury: There are lots of common ingredients that chefs […]

Trending Now: It’s Catering Season!

It’s the holiday season, when banquet and catering business kicks into its highest gear in every segment of foodservice, from restaurants to hotels and non-commercial venues of all stripes. And that’s a good thing, as catering sales are often where the profits are in this $54B business…especially when margin-friendly ingredients like pasta are in play! […]

Trending Now: Tackling Food Waste

Chefs and restaurants have long been attuned to the issues of hunger and food insecurity. It’s only recently that the parallel issue of food waste has come into focus. The Wasted! documentary, and the work of a number of NGOs from ReFED to Natural Resources Defense Council have raised awareness of the staggering numbers around […]

Yury’s Zero Waste Recipe

Our Chef Yury Krasilovsky’s recipe for “Zero Waste Broccoli Chowder with Ditalini” shows an easy way to “upcycle” vegetable scraps into an elevated but simple menu item or staff meal. A medley of vegetable trimmings makes for an earthy, satisfying broth, made rich and creamy with a touch of roux and dairy. Keep it simple […]