If I had to name 3 loves off the top of my head right now: #1 my husband Jack, #2 Italy, and #3 pasta. If you read the introduction in our cookbook, you know that so much of my love for cooking (and later the idea of starting Love & Lemons) was inspired by the trip that Jack and I took to Italy when he proposed. Last week, we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary, so suffice it to say (that aside from an airport snafu), love is in the air these days. So I was completely over the moon when we got the assignment of a lifetime – go to Italy and share our favorite moments from the Barilla® Pasta World Championship(!). So that’s just what we’ll be doing. As I post this, Jack and I are en route to Milan, and then Parma to fall in love with pasta all over again.
pictured above: Shells & Roasted Cauliflower / Avocado & Lemon Zest Spaghetti
Butternut Squash, Walnut & Sage Pasta / Lemony Eggplant & Zucchini Orzo
This will be the 6th edition of the Barilla Pasta World Championship where 20 young chefs from around the world will be competing for the title of Pasta World Champion. How fun is that? The competition celebrates Barilla’s heritage and the future of all things pasta. I’ll be sharing live updates from the event on Instagram, be sure to follow along!
If you’re craving pasta like I am now, here are some of my favorite pasta recipes. Grab your favorite Barilla pasta and start cooking! I just love pasta because it’s a blank canvas for so many creative dishes. Plus, there’s nothing more romantic than sharing pasta with the people that you love.
Pictured below: Carrot & Tomato Tagliatelle / One Pot Vegetable Penne Pasta
Creamy Pumpkin Penne / Mushroom Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese
Be sure to follow our pasta adventures next week!
This post is in partnership with Barilla, all opinions are my own and I love pasta!