Regional Italian Spotlight: Lombardy

In this series, we look more closely at 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 Northern Italy’s Lombardy. The Lombardy region ranges from Lake Como to Milan. It’s a land of lakes […]

Regional Italian Spotlight: Piemonte

In this series, we look more closely at 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 Northern Italy and to Piemonte, or Piedmont in the Anglicized spelling. Piedmont is located in northwestern Italy, […]

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 […]

Make Mine Local

When diving into innovation, it’s always key to see what independent chefs are doing on the menu. We teamed up with the folks at Chefs Roll to help uncover some innovative pasta dishes and the stories behind them from all across the country. Let’s just say the results are delicious! And there’s inspiration for days here. Across […]