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Sydney's top Italian Cooking School has a great program for Italophiles! Learn to cook and eat authentic Italian with Executive Chef Andrea Tranchero.details here
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Did you know that the tomato, so loved by Europeans, was not originally native to the European continent? It was brought from Peru to Europe by the Spanish!
Pasta for dinner tonight?
TRAVEL TUESDAY: CALABRIA "Nestled within the jagged toe of Italy’s boot, Calabria is a land of steep coastal villages, ancient sites, dramatic landscapes and spicy food"... an enticing read, and an even more interesting destination. http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-03-29/rise-of-calabria-rediscovering-the-south-of-italy
Why we should all be Coeliac Disease aware.
If you find out you are one of the 250,000 undiagnosed Australian's suffering from Coeliac disease don't despair! Our Gluten Free pasta cooks and tastes just like regular pasta, and our sauces are also Gluten Free, so you can enjoy your favourite Italian meal with the whole family. We have plenty of delicious Gluten Free recipes, just like this recipe for Gluten Free Elbows with salami and Napoletana sauce. Try it for yourself and see!
Today is the last day of Coeliac Awareness week. Are you one of the 250,000 undiagnosed Australian's suffering? Do the Coeliac Australia online test to check if you are at risk. www.coeliac.org.au/assess/
Feast day of St Joseph (St Joseph, Mary's husband), is also known as Father's Day in Italy. The day is traditionally celebrated with bonfires, and sometimes pageants with scenes from St Josephs life, and children give gifts to their fathers.
After a little break, Vintage Print Week is back. Here is DAY 4. What has been your favourite so far? We have no favourites, but we do love this poster by Erberto Carboni from 1952.
DON'T MISS OUT - PLACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS EXCLUSIVE CHEF'S SERIES MASTER CLASS WITH NAOMI LOWRY OF POPOLO Date: Monday 20th March Time & place: 6pm at 'Casa Barilla', 4 Annandale St, Annandale 2038 Price: $60.00pp includes cocktails and Italian antipasto on arrival, all food with matching wines and a goody bag with Barilla products and the Chef’s recipes. Naomi Lowry, head chef of Popolo Restaurant, will demonstrate step by step how to prepare two delicious recipes – Snapper carpaccio, with Basil and Rocket Pesto, peas, bottarga, baby herbs & Casarecce alla Norma (Casarecce with eggplant, ricotta and tomatoes). Contact Silvia ASAP on 02 8585 3914 or email@example.com, to reserve your place now!
HANDS ON COOKING CLASS: A Rendezvous in the Riviera In our next hands-on cooking class, Executive Chef Andrea Tranchero will take you on a culinary journey through the amazing Italian region of Liguria. WHEN : Saturday 25th March 2017, 11am to 1.30pm COST : $90 per person. Class includes light cocktails & freshly baked cake on arrival, all food with matching wines and goodie bag with Barilla products and the recipes. MENU:Sfarinata (chickpea pancake) with Cheese, Cod and Taggiasche Olive Salad; and Linguine with Pesto Genovese, Prawns, String Beans and Potatoes LOCATION: Casa Barilla, 4 Annandale St, Annandale 2038 Contact Silvia on firstname.lastname@example.org or 8585 3914 to reserve your place now!
DAY 3 of Vintage Print Week. What came first, the chicken or the egg? This 1952 poster by Erberto Carboni was an ad for "true egg pasta" - which still stands today, our egg pasta uses whole fresh eggs.
DAY 2 of Vintage Print Week. Another cheeky print by Adolfo Busi from 1931.
Today is Festa della Donna, the women's day festival in Italy. In a lovely gesture, men bring yellow Mimosa flowers to the women in their lives, and there are small local concerts and free museum entries for women all over Italy.
Barilla celebrates 140 years of operation this year, so we thought it was fitting to share our fabulous collection of vintage prints with you. So this week is officially Vintage Print Week. DAY 1 of Vintage Print Week. We are in love - all of the cherub prints are from a calendar by Adolfo Busi published in 1931.
A Sunday classic - bake a beautiful tray of spinach and ricotta filled Cannelloni. It's not as hard as you think - watch the recipe here…
Happy Friday! Did you know Italy is the world leader in wine production? Italy is the largest producer, followed by France and then Spain. With over 500 different varietals of grapes grown in Italy it's easy to see how so much is produced! You can see each and every one of them here... http://italianwinecentral.com/variety-alphabetic/
For those of you that picked up Italian a little bit before our suggestion the other day, here are 12 signs you've cracked the Italian language. Be careful with that Penne/Pene distinction :D http://www.thelocal.it/20170210/12-signs-youve-cracked-the-italian-language
CHEF'S SERIES MASTER CLASS | NAOMI LOWRY Date: Monday 20th March Time & place: 6pm at 'Casa Barilla', 4 Annandale St, Annandale 2038 Price: $60.00pp includes cocktails and Italian antipasto on arrival, all food with matching wines and a goody bag with Barilla products and the Chef’s recipes. Naomi Lowry, head chef of Popolo Restaurant, will demonstrate step by step how to prepare two delicious recipes – Snapper carpaccio, with Basil and Rocket Pesto, peas, bottarga, baby herbs & Casarecce alla Norma. Contact Silvia, email@example.com, to book your place now!
New month, new hobby? Time to learn a language - might we suggest Italian? Before you begin, here are 21 interesting facts about the Italian language. http://www.thelocal.it/20170203/21-mildly-interesting-facts-about-the-italian-language
The capital of the Emilia-Romagna Adriatic 'Riviera', Rimini boasts sweeping beaches, seaside resorts, nightlife and Roman ruins. A fabulous destination for our Tuesday travel itch. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/emilia-romagna-and-san-marino/rimini
We will be attending the Perth Gluten Free Food and Healthy Living Expo, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March 2017, at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. There's plenty of time to pre-purchase your ticket. Hope to see you there. http://www.glutenfreeinwa.com.au/dates-and-details/pre-purchase-tickets/
Did you know that Football (or Soccer to us) is the national sport of Italy? It is the most popular sport in the country with the most passionate fans. It is considered a way of life for many, with only Brazil winning more World Cup titles than Italy.
Bring in the weekend with a simple and delicious bowl of pasta. Orecchiette with broccoli, anchovy and chilli - the perfect accompaniment for that Friday night movie. https://www.barilla.com/en-au/recipes/lc/orecchiette-with-broccoli-anchovy-and-chilli
Butterflies or Bowties, whatever you call them, you can't go past Farfalle. Adored by little kids and big kids (adults) alike, they make eating fun, AND are a great shape to catch sauce. Try this recipe for Farfalle with pumpkin and Bolognese sauce, your whole family will love it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKc57-yZotE
TRAVEL TUESDAY - Puglia is the most southeastern region of Italy. It covers the 'heel' of Italy's boot and has an expansive coastline. The town of Santa Maria di Leuca sits right at the end of the heel, in between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, and is famous for its lighthouse. http://www.thethinkingtraveller.com/thinkpuglia/guide-to-puglia/towns-and-cities/santa-maria-di-leuca.aspx
Today is one of our favourite days of the week, Meat Free Monday! What better way to start the week than with Pappardelle with Porcini mushrooms, leeks and pecorino cheese. Rich silky egg pasta, sharp pecorino and delicious nutty porcini mushrooms - you can't really go wrong. Try it for yourself. https://www.barilla.com/en-au/recipes/lc/pappardelle-with-porcini-mushrooms-leeks-and-pecorino-cheese
Zucchini is definitely versatile, and if you missed our post on Friday, it’s in season now! Here is a great summer recipe, a delicious pasta salad with scallops and zucchini. Warm Orecchiette Pasta Salad with Marinated Scallops, Zucchini and Arrabbiata Sauce Serves 4 People INGREDIENTS: 350g Barilla Orecchiette ½ jar Barilla Arrabbiata sauce 200g sea scallops 1 lime, juiced ½ small orange, juiced 1 tablespoon dried oregano 300g truss tomatoes, diced in 0.5cm cubes 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 green zucchini, quartered, seed removed and sliced 0.5cm thick 10 basil leaves, torn Zest from half orange, grated 60ml Extra Virgin Olive oil Sea salt and pepper, to taste Rock salt, for pasta water METHOD: - Thinly slice the scallops, place in a bowl and add the citrus juices, the Extra Virgin Olive oil and the dried oregano. Season with salt and allow to marinate for 10 minutes. - In a separate bowl, mix the tomatoes with the garlic and set aside. - Meanwhile, in a large pot, bring plenty of salted water to the boil (7g of salt to 1L of water). Once boiling, drop the Barilla Orecchiette and cook according to the packet’s instructions. - Two minutes before draining the pasta, add the zucchini to the boiling water and cook together. - Drain the pasta ‘al dente’ and toss it into the bowl with your tomatoes, add half jar of Barilla Arrabbiata sauce and the fresh basil. Stir for few minutes until the pasta reaches room temperature. - Add the scallops to the pasta and combine well, until the pasta absorbs all the juices. - Serve with a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and finish with the grated orange zest.
Carnival isn't exclusive to Venice - but Venice is one of the best known and most extravagant. Starting today, for the next two weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, the magical floating city of Venice will come alive with Carnival. The famous Venetian masks are worn and the city has a vibrant atmosphere - masked balls, parades, fireworks, costumes.
Zucchinis are another great vegetable in season at this time of year. Full of potassium, vitamin C and folate, they are definitely good for you. We would love to know if you use them in a recipe this weekend!
Do the online test and find out if you are at risk Coeliac disease https://t.co/u7Q2JMlLyW
Chef Stefano serving Casarecce with swordfish and olive sauce at Gambero Rosso at Doltone House Hyde park ????????????… https://t.co/u2WuibJKBs
Barilla Executive chef Andrea Tranchero on board the Costa Luminosa in sunny Sydney Harbour with Executive Chef Ema… https://t.co/zki8ATm2KG
Happy Friday! Casarecee with smoked eggplant in Basilico sauce is easier than you think! Watch our deliciously simp… https://t.co/TAFiPBbUKo
Where can we find it!! ???? Sydney’s First Artisanal-Gelato Truck on Broadsheet - https://t.co/2BvPl7Xdnw
What's easy, quick and full of flavour? Spaghetti aglio e olio! Delicious al dente spaghetti, cooked to perfection, good quality extra virgin olive oil, fresh diced garlic, some chilli for heat, top off with some flavoursome and colourful chopped herbs and freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Or don't add the cheese for a #vegan meal the whole family can enjoy. This scrumptious looking dish by @kristina_nina_ is making us hungry!
This Pasta Faggioli e Finnocchi (Ditaloni, bean and fennel) soup is just what the doctor ordered! The definition of soul food, each delicious mouthful is sure to warm your belly. An interesting flavour mix by @bakersmithprojects we will definitely be trying at home ☺️👌🏼
What better way to celebrate #meatfreemonday than with [pasta] healthy and filling mushrooms?! @dimacoolinar has created this absolutely stunning Tortiglioni with Porcini & Oyster mushrooms. Al dente Tortiglioni, textured mushrooms and fresh herbs on top. Simple, elegant and full of flavour 👌🏼👌🏼
This seafood Tagliatelle dish looks so good! Juicy prawns, smoked salmon, fresh herbs and rich egg pasta! @akikotranchero is making our mouths water!
Saturday lunch is looking good! Gluten Free Spaghetti (tastes like normal pasta - just ask @the_thriving_elephant) and our delicious Pesto Genovese, fresh baby spinach, juicy cherry tomates and kalamata olives for some salty flavour, de-lish!
F is for Farfalle and Fresh and Friday. Fresh Farfalle Friday in a salad. Colourful red, yellow and orange cherry tomatoes, vibrant spanish onion, a dusting of herbs and creamy feta on top, @inbalkl has Fresh Farfalle Friday down pat!
This beautiful looking dish has an Asian twist (no pun intended). Al dente Fettucine, succulent braised pork belly and fresh mushrooms cooked in Miso sauce… Love a fusion dish @reubenwenhao does it again!
Another delicious pasta dish by @sarahlianhan and @stopwiththefoodphotos! Tasty twists of Casarecce cooked to perfection, tossed with fresh, healthy green and white zucchini and seasoned with chilli for a bit of spice. Easy and quick for a Wednesday night. Bellissimo 😍👌🏼
Next step, juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh beautiful New Zealand Green Mussels and some Italian parsley. Almost time for our talented students to plate up @andreatrancherochef
Spaghetti No.5 transferred from salted water into Amatricana sauce. Our students are learning fast! Bellissimo @andreatrancherochef
Sicilian style rolls and clams in the making. Our students are doing very well 👌🏼👌🏼
Second course... Swordfish rolls, Sicilian style, with Arrabbiata sauce and fennel. Another delicious meal by @andreatrancherochef
Class is in action! Students at the Barilla Cooking School working on their Spaghetti with Green Mussels and Amatricana Sauce
First course is served at the Barilla Cooking School at the Auckland Seafood School... Spaghetti with Green Mussels, Amatricana Sauce and Lemon
On the menu tonight we have Spaghetti with Green Mussels, Amatricana Sauce and Lemon at the Barilla Cooking School at the Auckland Seafood School... Our Executive Chef @andreatrancherochef will be showing tips and tricks to make home cooking simple, easy and faster
Gluten Free Penne... Looks the same... Tastes the same. Try it for yourself at the Auckland Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show
Get it while it's hot. Gluten Free Elbows and Basilico sauce at the Auckland Gluten Free Food and Allergy Show 👍🏽 #barillaaus #glutenfree #number1initaly #auckland @andreatrancherochef
Friday night calls for silky egg pappardelle and hearty ragu. Thank you @secondhelping for making us all jealous of your delicious meal. 😍 Dreaming of every rich, succulent mouthful. Ragu and egg pasta... perfect match 👌🏼
This deliciously healthy pasta looks absolutely to die for. An interesting mix of salad and pasta, @self_chief_cook has us excited. Fresh and healthy greens, crisp celery, juicy tomato and always a family favourite, classic al dente Spaghetti No. 5. Buon Appetito!
Feel like a tasty yet easy midweek meal? We have the answer! Al dente Penne Rigate, flavoursome Basilico sauce, throw in a bit of pork, fresh basil and a smattering of Parmigianno Regianno on top. Buon Appetito!
Thank you to @snapshotsoffood for sharing this beautiful creation with us. It looks too good to eat! If you live in Sydney you can learn how to do this yourself at the Casa Barilla Cooking School. Our extremely talented Executive Chef @andreatrancherochef will show you tips and tricks, and the best bit is you get to eat your creations. Book your place through our website now! 🍝👌🏼❤️
It's almost dinner time, time to start thinking about #meatfreemonday dinner options. @sarahlianhan has been thinking out of the box and created this amazing Vegetable Risoni. It's look delicious and is packed with vegetables! Imagine the first mouthful of rich tomato and hearty Risoni. Take your tastebuds for a ride!
Did you know... Barilla's sauces are all Gluten Free? Gluten Free pasta and sauce at the Brisbane Gluten Free Expo today. The whole family can enjoy! ✌️
Cooks and tastes just like real pasta. Come try our Gluten Free pasta at the Brisbane Gluten Free Expo this weekend 😊
A refreshing take on Friday night Spaghetti @concetta.cucarano has made this delectable Spaghetti with fresh cherry tomatoes, good quality olive oil, a generous helping of garlic and topped it off with basil. Dinner is served!
This Mushroom Fettuccine with Tarragon by @reubenwenhao looks absolutely to die for. Melt in your mouth delicious, with tender mushrooms, al dente Fettuccine, and a mild aniseed flavour from the tarragon. Such an interesting flavour sensation.
Hump day dreaming of this Pappardelle with chicken and Arrabbiata sauce. Tender chicken, a little bit of spice and silky egg pasta fresh hot from the pan. Dusted with parsley, what a delight!
Thank you to everyone who entered our Mother's Day competition. There were some deliciously creative entries, but a big congratulations goes to our winner @caroled9 for her Cacciatore Lasagne. Honourable mentions go to @eatwhatyouwantnloveit and @sarahlynskitchen. Please check your PM's so we can send out your prizes!
The weekend goes by so quickly, but luckily there is #meatfreemonday to look forward to! This delicious Orecchiette with mushrooms and asparagus is not only #vegetarian but also #vegan @sarahlianhan can cook for us any day! 👍🏽
Happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there 😍#barillalovesmum