A Pasta Story
Italy is known for its pasta, but despite its rich heritage, most flour in this country is homogenous and white, thanks to the ever present push towards cheaper product with larger yields. Luckily, in the hills of Tuscany, the filmmakers stumbled upon Franco Pedrini who, along with his sons, grows heirloom grains through biodynamic farming to create a pasta that is delicious and nutritious, and even the glutten-free can often stomach. They do it for the love of their local produce.
The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating. Chef and Activist, Daniel Klein and Filmmaker Mirra Fine are traveling the world exploring the wonders, complexities and stories behind the ever more connected global food system.