Author(s): Academia Barilla
Italian cuisine, highly esteemed, sought out and imitated around the world, derives its rich tradition from the variety and diversity of its products and styles of preparation. In a land divided into 20 regions, each with its own distinctive terrain, climate and history, it is perhaps not surprising that very different culinary traditions have developed between the north and the south of Italy. It is extremely diverse, yet with a common denominator: grain, flour and pasta. Academia Barilla, in its promotion of Italian Gastronomical Culture, cannot but dedicate this work to its principal national dish: pasta. The collection revisits familiar Italian territory with 222 pasta recipes: fresh, with egg, dried, stuffed, long, and short...from the Val d'Aosta to Sicily in the search for the best flavours and age old traditions. Conceived in this way, it is, though, always new.
Academia Barilla is the first international center dedicated to the promotion and development of Italian Gastronomic Culture in the world. In order to achieve this objective, it puts into action a daily commitment in appraising the wealth of Italian products and sustaining research into its own services which are of a very high standard of quality. For this reason, Academia Barilla is availing itself of the skills of renowned chefs, gourmets and experts in regional culinary traditions that are recognized at a national and international level who can combine a great love for the Italian gastronomic tradition with a passion for innovation.