The Gastronomic Library of Academia Barilla houses a unique collection of texts relating to the culinary arts. Our collection of over 8,500 books on food and gastronomy is available to the public.
History and Gastronomy
Through recipes and suggestions from period menus kept at its Gastronomic Library, Academia Barilla invites you to meet the historical characters whose name is tied to traditional dishes of Italian gastronomy.
Tastes change and are in constant evolution. Based on the books and menus in the Academia Barilla Gastronomic Library, we have assembled a menu, or a list of dishes, from 25 centuries of dining.