Episode 125: A Pasta Story

Italy is known for its pasta, but despite its rich heritage, most flour in this country is homogenous and white. Luckily, in the hills of Tuscany we stumbled upon Franco Pedrini who, along with his sons, grows heirloom grains through biodynamic farming to create a pasta that is delicious and nutricious (and even the glutten-free can often stomach). We were lucky enough to spend 2 days with this charming family.

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19 responses to “Episode 125: A Pasta Story”

  1. everyman22 says:

    great message and beautiful video

    on target once again


  2. kevin wenzel says:

    Everything you do,well every film, you do with such grace and grit. Communicating with a clear voice. Thank you for such good work.

  3. Sharon says:

    My day is better after seeing this. Thanks!

  4. Arturo says:

    I loved it!

  5. khaiti says:

    great great!! What a grateful set of sons for the parents, wow……..and such lucky kids! and just beautifully portrayed here you guys, great job!

  6. Foody2 and Oliver says:

    Even though you have a camera in their face, you make them so very comfortable that they are able to speak from their hearts. At the end Franco appeared touched by his son’s words. Beautiful story, beautiful photography, and the music so connected it feels like it was playing during the filming, not added afterwards.

  7. Cindy Collyard Koreen says:

    Another awesome film! Thanks!

  8. Sue Walsh says:

    Just heard you guys on Splendid Table today, and came looking for this episode. Fantastic! Looking forward to watching the others now 🙂

  9. Karl McGrory says:

    Woodlands Organic Farm supply Pedrini Pasta direct to your door in the UK!

  10. Osman Serdaroğlu says:

    thanx for these videos. appreciate your work.

  11. Simona says:

    Very, very nice, as usual. I particularly like Franco’s words about the spiritual value of his work.

  12. Pauline says:

    How lovely to see my favorite Italian farmer, Franco Pedrini, giving his reverence of the land into a work that gives sustenance to it and to its people!

  13. sm celesti says:

    I am flabbergasted at your lack of education on most basic facts. Flour bleaching agents are not permitted in the EU–it is one of the first notions learned by anyone who researches on flour. (This ban, amongst other things, has huge implications on USA-EU trade: http://www.usda-eu.org/trade-with-the-eu/eu-import-rules/food-additives/) Can’t you check your facts before making such laughable statements? Blunders like this one may invalidate years of your efforts.

  14. Judith says:

    I love pasta, but I am learning about the rest

  15. Judtih Mcnerney says:

    Yes the land is worth a lot but the social value and the food that it gives us and future generations is so important.

  16. Peter says:

    Love, love, love it!

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