The Book of PastaAcademia Barilla, with Dalcò Edizioni

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A fresh collection of more than 150 authentic, exciting pasta dishes from Barilla’s famed test kitchen 

Pasta has transcended its humble origins to become one of the world’s best-loved foods. This master class on Italy’s most iconic ingredient presents 150 elegant, elevated recipes tested and perfected by Barilla, the world’s leading pasta brand.  

Home cooks will discover easy weeknight meals, impressive weekend dinners, and recipes for every occasion in between.

This diverse and delicious recipe collection covers seasonal, vegetable-based dishes such as Mafaldine with escarole and olives, Bavette with bagna cauda and crunchy vegetables, and Fusilloni with zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and salted ricotta; traditional dishes, including Rigatoni all’amatriciana and Penne rigate all'arrabbiata; evocative Italian classics, such as Gemelli with pesto alla trapanese and Spaghetti ai frutti di mare; and intriguing original creations, such as Papiri with Prosecco and oysters and Conchiglie rigate with lamb and saffron ragú.

The book offers recipes for every taste, diet, budget, and bandwidth, with vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free options, as well as simple dishes made with five ingredients or fewer and quick meals made in thirty minutes or less.

Stylishly designed, with vivid food photography and playful pasta illustrations, the book also includes short, punchy essays on subjects ranging from the technique of making bronze-cut pasta, to the Mediterranean diet and the use of spaghetti in art and film.

Recipes include: Bucatini alla cacciatora; Casarecce with anchovy and wild fennel; Coquillettes with pumpkin cream; Ditalini rigati with mussels, potatoes, and saffron; Egg fettucine alla Bolognese; Farfalle with fava beans and fried bread; Four-cheese papiri; Fusilli with red radicchio and Parmigiano rinds; Gluten free vegetarian carbonara tortiglioni; Linguine with seafood and crunchy vegetables en papillote; Mezze maniche rigate with clams and chickpeas; Mini penne with arugula pesto; Orecchiette pugliese with cime di rapa; Riced linguine with dandelion, langoustine, and lemon; Rigatoni cacio e pepe; Tortiglioni with Parmigiano fondue and balsamic vinegar; Traditional sedanini timbale; Trigatelli with champignon mushrooms and thyme on a Gorgonzola fondue; Wholemeal penne rigate Mediterranean salad; Wholemeal pennette with lemon-scented vegetable pesto; and Wholemeal spaghetti with fennel and tomato pesto.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 270 × 205 mm (10 5/8 × 8 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 352 pp
  • Illustrations: 105 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838668846

Academia Barilla promotes Italian gastronomy by interacting with its key players, leveraging on pasta as the cornerstone of the Italian cuisine. They have a Culinary Centre, where people can embrace the Italian food experience and their mutual love of pasta and cooking,  expressing and sharing the values of Italian gastronomy through a network of chefs, food experts, and critics.

Dalcò Edizioni is an independent editorial factory based in Parma, Milan and New York. For more than twenty years they have specialized in food and lifestyle books.