Barilla® celebrates Carbonara Day 2023 with statements about food inclusivity and a new alternative to the classic Italian recipe
Barilla Editions Alternative Carbonara Recipe After discovering that nearly half of American chefs would be motivated to cook more regularly if they could create one dish that meets everyone’s needs*
Northbrook, Illinois., April 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — It’s no secret that food has the power to bring people together — however, a survey conducted by Barilla, the world’s leading pasta company, reveals that dietary restrictions, experienced by more than half of respondents (58%)* , the complexity of shared dining experiences.
According to the data collected, two in five Americans (43%)* reported that they prefer not to invite friends or family over for a meal due to the challenge of meeting different dietary requirements, which directly hinders more than a third (36%)* of respondents Who feel closer to their companions when sharing the same dish. To help solve this consumer problem, in celebration of Carbonara Day, Barilla created Open Carbonara, an alternative take on the classic Italian recipe that enables loved ones to spread the sign of love through shared cooking, regardless of their dietary restrictions.
“As a pasta brand, Barilla strives to make the world a more inclusive place by building on our belief that food is a bridge that connects people from all walks of life,” says Ilaria Lodigiani, Vice President of Global Marketing at Barilla. “We wanted to create a recipe that is accessible and compatible with different dietary restrictions. We are excited to have an exceptional team of chefs supporting Barilla’s mission to promote nutritional inclusivity.”
Carbonara is a beloved recipe with its own appreciation day April 6However, the ingredients can prevent many consumers with food allergies or intolerances from enjoying them. To find a way to democratize the recipe, Barilla and its Food Academy delved into its Italian roots and called on a team of food experts to create a carbonara recipe for everyone to enjoy. Led by the famous chef Marco Martini, experts from different cultural backgrounds put their heads together to create the recipe. With ingredients of potatoes, soy flakes, saffron and celery root, experts have carefully curated the new product to preserve the integrity, texture and flavour of Carbonara.
“Pasta is a meal known to be a wholesome food: it is easy to buy and cook,” says the chef. Lorenzo Boni, Barilla America Chef. “I’m inspired by chefs who are challenged to make this popular recipe more accessible to those with dietary restrictions.” Paolo TucciThe culinary and food science expert and Barilla consultant added: “Eating pasta in the four corners of the planet is part of what makes entire generations feel part of that healthy sense of belonging to a global, multicultural community. I hope that this new recipe will improve consumers’ culinary experiences so that they can They continue to prepare pasta as a sign of love for their friends and family.
In celebration of Carbonara Day, fans can find the full Open Carbonara recipe below and discover a wide range of dietary-restriction-friendly Barilla products, including Protein+ Pasta, Chickpeas, Red Lentils, and more recipes that bring people together by visiting the Barilla website: www.barillausopencarbonara .com.
Open Ingredients Carbonara – Serves 8 People
- 1 package Barilla® gluten-free pasta
- 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled
- 10 ounces fresh celery (celery root) or kale
- 1 teaspoon saffron
- 1 cup of crunchy soybean flakes
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Open carbonara recipe:
- Step 1: Boil peeled potatoes in boiling, lightly salted water until tender, then mash them in a bowl using a fork or potato masher.
- Step 2: Peel and cut the celery into 1/2-inch cubes, then bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes, until dry and lightly toasted.
- Step 3: Place the saffron in a small bowl with half a cup of water and wait until the water turns yellow. Pour into bowl with mashed potatoes. Add black pepper to taste and whisk to form a smooth, homogeneous “sauce.”
- Step 4: In a non-stick frying pan, toast soybean flakes with olive oil over medium heat for 5 minutes, until golden. Meanwhile, blend the diced celery in a food processor until chopped.
- Step 5: Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, then pour into bowl. Toss the pasta with the saffron mixture and potatoes, stirring gently to heat through.
- Step 6: Top with crunchy soybean flakes, celery root crumbs and grated pepper to taste.
*(All statistics are derived from a survey conducted by global market leader 3Gem which included 2,000 participants conducted among 10y – 17y February 2023)
About Barilla Group:
Barilla is a family company, not listed on the stock exchange, headed by the brothers Guido, Luca and Paolo Barilla. It was founded by great-grandfather Pietro Barella, who opened a bakery in Parma in 1877. Today, Barilla is famous for Italy And around the world to distinguish its food products. Through its brands – Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Pan di Stelle, Gran Cereale, Harris, Pavesi, Wasa, Filiz, Yemina and Vesta, Misko, Voiello, Academia Barilla, First, Catelli, Lancia, Splendor, Tolerant and Pasta Evangelists – it supports The company delivers delicious, hearty and healthy nutrition, inspired by the Mediterranean diet and the Italian lifestyle.
When Pietro opened his shop 145 years ago, the main goal was to make good food. This principle has now become Barilla’s way of doing business, with 8,700 people working for the company and its supply chain that share its values and passion for quality.
The Group’s commitment is to offer people the happiness that good, well-prepared food, produced with selected ingredients, can bring them, to contribute to a better present and future.
Since 1987, the Historical Archive has been collecting and preserving the company’s 145-year history, and is now a resource open to all via the Gateway Museum www.archiviostoricobarilla.comA testimony to the icon’s journey. For more information, visit: www.barillagroup.com; Twitter: @barillagroup; LinkedIn: Barilla Group; Instagram: @barillapeople.
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Source: Barilla America
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