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Move Over, Ricotta. This Pasta Gets Its Creaminess From Cottage Cheese.

New York Times
Long before my ancestors ever met macaroni and cheese or a plate of spaghetti, noodles with cottage cheese was the pasta comfort food in my Brooklyn Ashkenazi Jewish family. Called “lokshen mit kaese” in Yiddish, it’s an Eastern European dish of homemade egg noodles tossed with butter or sour cream......

So long spaghetti: Podcaster invents new pasta shape made to hold sauce

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here From restaurant menus to the grocery aisle, you can find pasta in plenty of shapes—ears to elbows to bowties. But all were imperfect in the eyes and mouth of award-winning podcast host Dan Pashman. He is the creator and......

Umami Is Often a Flavor Bomb. In This Creamy Pasta, It’s a Balm.

New York Times
In 1908, the Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda discovered that an amino acid called glutamate in kombu, or dried kelp, was responsible for the wonderful savoriness in his wife’s dashi, a stock that forms the basis of many dishes including miso soup, shabu shabu and okonomiyaki. Because that unique flavor was......

Barilla broadens pasta portfolio through acquisition

PARMA, ITALY — Barilla has acquired the Catelli dry pasta business in Canada from Madrid, Spain-based Ebro Foods for C$165 million ($130 million). The transaction was first announced in late October 2020. The Catelli dry pasta business includes the Catelli, Lancia and Splendor brands and a plant in Montreal. In......

Barilla buys British pasta maker

PARMA, ITALY — Barilla, the world’s largest pasta maker, is broadening its portfolio with the acquisition of Pasta Evangelists from Guinness EIS. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, though various media reports suggest the purchase price is approximately €40 million. Founded in 2017 by Alessandro Savelli with a......

Lindey’s Lake House in Lakewood to Reopen as Bar Italia, Starring Fresh-Made Pasta

click to enlarge Big changes are coming to Lakewood, says Rick Doody, restaurateur behind such concepts as Cedar Creek Grille, 17 River Grille and Lindey’s Lake House. Drawing on his roots as co-founder of Bravo and Brio restaurants, Doody is converting the format at his two-year-old Lakewood eatery, Lindey’s Lake......

Dwayne Johnson’s Daughter Tiana, 2, Blames Pasta Spill on “Spaghetti Fairy” in Adorable Video – E! Online

Dwayne Johnson’s little girl is telling fairy tales and trolling dad…again! On Sunday, Jan. 3, The Rock shared on his Instagram page a video of daughter Tiana Johnson, 2, feigning… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

TreeHouse finalizes purchase of pasta brands

OAK BROOK, ILL. — TreeHouse Foods on Dec. 11 completed the acquisition of several regional pasta brands from Riviana Foods, a business unit of Ebro Foods, Madrid, Spain, for $242.5 million. The acquisition included the following regional pasta brands: Skinner, No Yolks, American Beauty, Creamette, San Giorgio, Prince and Light......

TreeHouse Foods sees acquisition as pasta category leverage

OAK BROOK, ILL. — TreeHouse Foods’ acquisition of Riviana Foods’ regional pasta brands will give the company leverage in terms of geographic reach and increased volumes. TreeHouse’s pasta businesses are located in the western and eastern portions of the US. The acquired businesses will fill a large swath of the......

TreeHouse to acquire some US pasta brands from Riviana Foods

OAK BROOK, ILL. — TreeHouse Foods, Inc. will acquire a majority of the US branded pasta business of Riviana Foods, Houston, Texas, for $242.5 million. Several regional pasta brands will be a part of the transaction, but it will not include Riviana’s Ronzoni national brand. Riviana Foods is a business......

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