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The Pasta Makers

Pede Brothers maintains tradition, calorie count at Rotterdam pasta plant

Pede Bros. owner Romolo Pede with hs sons,left to right, Romolo Pede Jr. and David Pede in the products manufacturing plant located in Rotterdam.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Pede Bros. owner Romolo Pede with hs sons,left to right, Romolo Pede Jr. and David Pede in the products manufacturing plant located in Rotterdam.
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It’s got only three main ingredients — flour, water and eggs — but making good pasta takes much more than that. “You’ve got to have it in your heart, especially when you start it by hand, you know?” said Romolo Pede Sr., his eyes bright, his words warmed with traces of his native tongue. “The little machine we had in Italy, it was by hand.” Pede learned to make pasta as a teenager growing up ...


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