academia barilla  December 2008

Academia Barilla quoted as Top Gourmet Choice by Luxury Magazine CL – Celebrated Living

A friend of Academia Barilla, who happened to travel business class on [...]

A friend of Academia Barilla, who happened to travel business class on an American Airlines flight this week, spotted an article on CL – Celebrated Living, the luxury in-flight magazine for American Airlines Premium Class Passengers, quoting the Academia Barilla Culinary Center as a recommended choice among luxury gourmet destinations around the world.


Too small to read? We’ll read it for you! In an issue mostly dedicated to gourmet topics, The Food and Wine Issue (with articles about South America culinary, wine auctions, and worldwide culinary trends), the CL editorial team recommends (right side of the image) three top gourmet choices.

After introducing the Hotel Marques de Riscal as a luxury destination in Rioja, Spain, the Spanish Wine Valley, and the two 4-star colonial hotels in Puebla, MexicoMesón Sacristía de las Compañías and Mesón Sacristía de Capuchinas, CL Magazine introduces Parma, Italy and Academia Barilla.

The article goes like this (we read it for you):

PARMA - Neighbor to Tuscany, the Emilia-Romagna province is locally considered the culinary capo in Italy. Why? Because it’s home to three of the nation’s best products: Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and aged Balsamic Vinegar.

The new Academia Barilla (866-722-2233, from the Parma-based Barilla pasta company, allows visitors to explore the local wonders, combining tours of cheese factories and vinegar aging houses with cooking classes.

Thank you CL Magazine for quoting our cooking school and the gastronomy and culinary tours we organize in Parma and around Emilia-Romagna.

This press mention comes after the recent one from Gourmet Magazine, who listed the Academia Barilla Culinary Center among the top 5 luxury cooking schools in the world, as you might remember from a previous post here on Italian Food Lovers.


The Academia Barilla Culinary Center and the cultural, gastronomy and culinary tours offered by Academia Barilla, as well as the cooking classes at the Academia, are a luxury experience indeed. But this doesn’t really means our courses are expensive or way too exclusive.

With a range of cooking courses, gastronomy and cultural tours, and culinary initiatives that go from individual to group classes, from week-long to short, half-day immersive classes, to internship programs for Chef students, the Academia Barilla Culinary Center can be affordable at many levels, yet retaining that luxury treat profile that you will start experiencing as soon as you will walk through the Academia’s doors.

Enquire with Academia Barilla about the culinary learning experiences offered in Parma, Italy; we’ll be happy to design for you and your party the perfect formula that fits your culinary skills and needs, your permanence in Italy and your budget!

You can reach us in Parma calling +39 0521 264060 (toll-free number from Italy 800 376-116), or through the US toll free number also kindly provided by the CL Magazine (866-722-2233).

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