The Barilla Test Kitchen Team Talks Trends & Recipe Inspiration

Greetings from the Barilla Test Kitchen! As a culinary team, we got together with our editor to talk about the Mintel trend predictions, and spotlight a few recipes we’ve been working with that fit the themes. First up is “Play with your Food ” – we love this one! We see a ton of interest in new twists […]

Greetings from the Barilla Test Kitchen!

As a culinary team, we got together with our editor to talk about innovation with pasta, and our favorite recipes for giving your guests the favorites they’ve been missing, without over-stretching your back-of-house teams. American diners are definitely still in love with Italian food, and even though they’ve been cooking up pasta dishes at home, […]

Trending Now: Getting back to innovation – one step at a time

Hints of light at the end of the COVID tunnel are finally appearing for restaurants across the country. With restrictions being eased, we are seeing guests eager to spend their stimulus payments on what they’ve been missing most – dining out! [fast fact: food tops the list of categories consumers expect to increase spending on […]

Trending Now: Mintel’s Consumer Trend Predictions for 2021 and beyond

We always look forward to what the trend experts at the leading market research firm Mintel have to say about what consumers will be looking for – and how restaurants should respond – in the year ahead. Mintel’s take focused on 4 major themes: “The Great Divide,” “Play with your Food,” “Restaurants Redefined,” and “Trust […]