SAVE THE DATE for the 20th Annual World Pasta Day (Dubai, 25 October 2018)

At the World Pasta Congress held in Rome on the 25th day of October in 1995, pasta makers from around the world enthusiastically agreed that pasta – a healthy, delicious, popular, sustainable and convenient food – deserved annual worldwide recognition. Every year since 1998, in countries around the globe,  World Pasta Day  has been celebrated on […]

PASTA FOR ALL: WORLDWIDE SALES CONTINUE TO GROW

Buoyed by consumer attention to health and sustainability trends, worldwide pasta sales were up for the second year in a row in 2017. Following a +2.3 percent increase in 2016, the industry is seeing a continued positive trend in global pasta sales of +0.6 percent, according to data from The Nielsen Company. This positive momentum […]

Beware of sensational headlines – Pasta fits into a healthy lifestyle

From time to time, we see confusion about carbohydrate foods surfacing online despite scientific and nutrition experts’ clarifications. Remember: Not all carbohydrate foods are the same. As Oldways points out in this recent statement for the media, one more example is a recent article with the headline, “Fatty foods don’t cause heart disease, bread and pasta do,” another […]

Yes, it’s True: Pasta does not make you fat and may even help you loose weight.

In a new study in the British Medical Journal, titled “Effect of pasta in the context of low-glycaemic index dietary patterns on body weight and markers of adiposity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials in adults,” researchers from the University of Toronto, Canada, analyzed 32 randomized clinical trial comparisons involving 2,448 adults to see […]

#CarbonaraDay and The Power of Pasta at Caterina’s Club

In the US, Chef Bruno Serato dishes up a plate of pasta with tomato sauce every day to nearly 4,000 needy Californian children through his Caterina’s Club Foundation. On April 6, at Caterina’s’ Club he celebrated #CarbonaraDay preparing a delicious Carbonara for all his little ones… It looks like they all love Carbonara! The philanthropist chef and […]

#CARBONARADAY: IN MILAN, A TRIBUTE TO CARBONARA TOGETHER WITH ITALIAN PASTA MAKERS AND CHEF LUCIANO MONOSILIO

Coinciding with the virtual event, #CarbonaraDay also featured an experiential moment this year. Thanks also to the partnership with Tuttofood, the pasta-makers of AIDEPI and Luciano Monosilio, the Chef at Rome’s Ristorante Pipero, who is considered the leading exponent of Carbonara pasta,  staged a demonstration, in Milan, of how to cook the perfect Carbonara, experimenting […]

THE VIDEO TUTORIAL (AND THE “MISTAKEN” INGREDIENTS) OF CHEF MONOSILIO’S CARBONARA

A veritable gem: for the 2nd edition of #CarbonaraDay, AIDEPI rewards Carbonara lovers the world over with a video tutorial– in Italian, with English subtitles – with tips from Chef Luciano Monosilio, that will make it possible for everyone to prepare the perfect Carbonara dish. Chef Monosilio reveals: “All of us have our own secret […]

6 APRIL 2018 – #CARBONARADAY: ONE OR MANY CARBONARAS?

6 APRIL 2018 – #CARBONARADAY: ONE OR MANY CARBONARAS? THE VIRTUAL SPAGHETTI FEAST REVISITS THE WORLD’S BEST-LOVED AND MOST FREQUENTLY SPOKEN ABOUT DISH The word Carbonara trips off the tongue easily and while food lovers argue over its origins (an Italian dish, or one ‘invented’ by the Americans?), thousands of variations around the world confirm […]

#CARBONARADAY: IS THERE ONLY ONE CORRECT CARBONARA OR MANY?

6th April 2018, 12 noon – 2 pm CEST & 1pm – 2pm EDT Is there just one version of Pasta Carbonara or many? A tradition that lends itself to so much variety or only one perfect recipe? In light of heated debates and the passion of pasta lovers worldwide, on April 6thwe’ll be celebrating […]

Power of Pasta: 3 million+ plates of pasta donated for world pasta day (oct. 25)

Global charity initiative shares simple, delicious, and sustainable pasta   SAO PAULO, Brazil, Oct. 23, 2017 – On Wednesday, Oct. 25, World Pasta Day, celebrity chefs Bruno Serato and David Hertz will announce the global pasta industry’s “The Power of Pasta” initiative.   More than 3 million plates of pasta have been donated to various charities […]