Regional Italian Spotlight: Abruzzo

In this new series, we’ll 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 in the know! This month, we travel to central Italy and to Abruzzo. Abruzzo is located in central Italy, on the Adriatic (west) […]

Pasta Encyclopedia: Cellentani/Cavatappi

At Barilla, we call this shape Cellentani in honor of a famous and much loved pop singer in Italy in the 1960s, when it was introduced. His name was Adriano Celentano, dubbed “moleggiato” or “springs” for his distinctive stage movements. As the shape resembles a coiled spring, it all made sense. Cellentani is also known […]