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BRING THE PARTY ON FRIDAY 29TH MAY

It’s the people at the party that make it what it is. In these unusual times, the guests play a bigger role than ever. Here’s what you need to do to make the night virtually perfect.

1. ACCEPT YOUR INVITE

Italians take dinner parties seriously. Being a good guest is a big part of the ceremony. So make sure you’ve accepted your invite in good time.

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2. GET YOUR INGREDIENTS

Top Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo will take you through his recipe step-by-step in our live cook-along. But first, you need these basic ingredients.

INGREDIENTS
(to serve four)
• 400g Barilla Fusilli
• 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, and extra for drizzling
• 50g pancetta, diced
• 1 medium-sized onion, finely sliced
• 300g frozen peas
• small handful of mint leaves, roughly chopped
• 20g grated parmesan, and extra for sprinkling
• salt and pepper
• squeeze of lemon juice

3. GET READY FOR YOUR VIDEO OR VOICE CALL

Do a quick test of your host’s chosen platform – whether it’s Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Zoom or Houseparty.

4. GET INTO THE SPIRIT

Pick a playlist. Download one of our themed video chat backgrounds (these only work on Zoom). Slip into your finest Italian couture. Or just pop some prosecco.

ZOOM BACKGROUNDS

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5. WATCH THE LIVE COOK-ALONG AT 6.30PM

Gennaro Contaldo is going to show you how to cook your Italian the authentic way, live on Facebook. Michela Chiappa will be on hand to put your questions to Gennaro as he cooks.

6. DIAL IN TO YOUR HOST'S PARTY AT 7.30PM

Once you’ve finished cooking with Gennaro, join your host’s video or voice call ready to share your meal.

7. SALUTE!

Sit down. Prop up your device. Raise a glass. And enjoy your virtually perfect Italian night together.

Enter our Facebook competition to win a one-on-one online cooking experience with Gennaro Contaldo or one of five Italian hampers worth £50. UK, 18+. Entries open from 7:00pm on 29.05.2020 until 9:00pm on 12.06.2020. Post a comment on Barilla’s video of 29.05.2020 featuring Gennaro Contaldo including both the hashtag #barillatogether and a photo/screen shot of you getting together online with friends or family for a virtually perfect Italian night for a chance to win. Maximum of one entry per person and one win per household. See terms for full details.

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