The former Director of Slow Food International, Renato Sardo runs Baia, the Oakland, CA based pasta company that uses only domestic grains sourced from small farms.  Here, he discusses the labor intensive techniques he uses to ensure quality and preserve pasta making tradition. Sardo also lends his advice on the Trump presidency, seasoned in resistance after living under 20 years of Berlusconi.

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photo via instagram.com/baiapasta

“Never be afraid. Do your thing, stand for your own thing.”