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Pasta dishes incorporate international flavor for exotic appeal

Implications - Emerging flavors are becoming more global in their scope, a fact that is especially reflected in pasta dishes. Once a traditional Italian meal, pasta has been transformed into a neutral palate for a multitude of different flavors hailing from the across the globe. In North America, this shift exemplifies a consumer willingness to infuse now-classic forms of main course comfort food with ethnic flavors.
SCORE: 4.8
Mild Top 4 Examples: 4,158 Total Clicks Jun 15 - Sep 15
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Seafood Spaghetti Menu Items - This Dish by Jamie's Italian UK is Topped with Mussels and Octopus
SCORE: 6.7
Hot 2,251 Clicks Pub: Jun 18, 15
Seafood Spaghetti Menu Items
This Dish by Jamie's Italian UK is Topped with Mussels and Octopus
A staple of the chain’s pasta menu, this Squid and Mussel Spaghetti Nero dish from Jamie’s Italian is an indulgent seafood-topped pasta meal. The over-the-top dish consists of squid-ink... [More]
Jambalaya Pasta Dishes - This Southern-Inspired Pasta is a Menu Item at Bertucci's
SCORE: 5.8
Warm 1,361 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 15
Jambalaya Pasta Dishes
This Southern-Inspired Pasta is a Menu Item at Bertucci's
The Jambalaya Pasta specialty dish is a delicious and indulgent Southern-inspired menu item at Bertucci’s Brick Oven restaurants. The spicy dish is a great way to celebrate Mardi Gras even if... [More]
Meaty Mexican Pastas - McAlister Deli's Bacon Jalapeno Pasta Blends Meaty and Zesty Flavors
SCORE: 3.6
Mild 274 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 15
Meaty Mexican Pastas
McAlister Deli's Bacon Jalapeno Pasta Blends Meaty and Zesty Flavors
McAlister Deli is a casual food establishment that serves up gourmet-inspired recipes like this Mexican pasta for those on-the-go. The restaurant’s Chicken Bacon Jalapeno Pasta is a favorite... [More]
Squash Pad Thais - This Grain-Free Spicy Noodle Dish is Made with a Spaghetti Squash
SCORE: 2.3
Untested 272 Clicks Pub: Sep 24, 15
Squash Pad Thais
This Grain-Free Spicy Noodle Dish is Made with a Spaghetti Squash
Pad thai is a popular Asian meal that features both spicy, sweet and savory flavors wrapped into one with a delicious sauce, crunchy peanuts and lime juice. This healthy version of the popular dish... [More]