Inside the Sanmarti family pasta factory

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Inside the Sanmarti family pasta factory
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Carles Sanmarti checks noodles drying in wood cabinets at Pasta Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: An employee cuts noodles at Pasta Sanmarti's factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Carles Sanmarti checks 'galets', a Catalan traditional kind of pasta, drying in wood cabinets at Pasta Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: An employee takes fresh noodles ready to be dried in wood cabinets at Pasta Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Carles Sanmarti checks noodles drying in wood cabinets at Pasta Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Carles Sanmarti checks noodles before being packaged at Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Carles Sanmarti holds noodles ready to be cut on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Carles Sanmarti checks noodles drying in wood cabinets at Pasta Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: An employee adds amber durum wheat semolina to the dough at Pasta Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Carles Sanmarti takes fresh noodles ready to be dried in wood cabinets at Pasta Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: An employee takes fresh noodles ready to be dried in wood cabinets at Pasta Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: An employee takes fresh noodles ready to be dried in wood cabinets at Pasta Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: Noodles are seeing before being packaged at Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN - OCTOBER 27: An employee packages manually pasta products at Pasta Sanmarti factory on October 27, 2015 in Caldes de Montbui, Spain. The Sanmarti family has been involved in the production of pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, the 8th generation descendent, still uses the original recipe using just amber durum wheat semolina, thermal mineral water and egg free. Sanmarti nowadays exports their pasta products to countries as diverse as the United States, China, Denmark and also to the United Kingdom, their largest foreign market. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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In Caldes de Montbui, Spain, the Sanmarti family has been producing pasta since 1700. Carles Sanmarti, an 8th generation pasta maker, still uses the same two-ingredient recipe of wheat and mineral water. Take a look at the fascinating photos above.

See how to make your own pasta below:
Make Pasta From Scratch with Two Ingredients
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