Pappardelle // Community Grains // Oakland, CA
Nothing’s easier than cooking pasta. Nothing’s harder than making it, starting with the hunt for real, whole-grain, California-grown flour. It took years to build the right supply chains, but Community Grains did, and you reap the goods: hard amber durum wheat, milled whole (bran, germ, and all), mixed, rolled, cut (with real bronze dies), and air dried ever so slowly. And that’s just the beginning. Now you have to cook it. Thankfully, that’s the easy part — after all the work it took to make that single noodle, you can surely wait for a pot to boil. With pasta like this, it’s worth it.