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View Poll Results: Do you break your spaghetti/linguine prior to cooking?
Yes, almost always or always 27 35.06%
No, never or barely ever 41 53.25%
Less than 50% of the time 6 7.79%
More than 50% of the time 3 3.90%
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:40 AM   #101
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No more posting for me after midnight, over tired and without my glasses/contacts.
There's a lot of Internet posting after midnight done with glasses, and I don't mean eyeglasses!

I don't see any good reason to break the spaghetti but I don't care either way.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:48 AM   #102
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I never break mine either. I'm very superstitious so breaking it would be a big no no and I also throw salt over my left shoulder, never walk under ladders etc lol!
Ciao Odette!

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Old 05-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #103
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okay, i think i get it. if you're italian, you don't, won't, or at least can't admit to, breaking those pasta sticks. if you're not italian, you might or you might not, for a lot of different nebulous reasons that you may or may not be able to articulate, but they don't usually involve your heritage....
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:31 PM   #104
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okay, i think i get it. if you're italian, you don't, won't, or at least can't admit to, breaking those pasta sticks. if you're not italian, you might or you might not, for a lot of different nebulous reasons that you may or may not be able to articulate, but they don't usually involve your heritage....
Exactly. Vit, you have a way with words.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #105
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I break my spaghetti into 3cm bits but now I have been reading about twirling it round the fork, I might go back to leaving it whole. I don't want to be called a Bambino ; )
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #106
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With me it's yes at times and no at times....and those times do not revolve around pot size or number being served. It is directly related to my MOOD at the time!!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #107
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[QUOTE=Gourmet Greg;1136852]There's a lot of Internet posting after midnight done with glasses, and I don't mean eyeglasses!

Ha! I love it. Perhaps I should of had a few glasses!!!! Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #108
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And just remember that it's always after midnight somewhere.

I prefer angel hair pasta and always order it as my pasta preference at Italian restaurants. One reason is that it's so easy to twirl on a fork and not get an overly large clot of food that's messy to eat.

I don't know how prevalent that spoon and fork twirling thing is. I'm aware of it, I tried it, I suppose I could say it worked but it didn't do anything productive for me. Depending on size of pasta and length I pick up a few or several strands with my fork and stab a piece of meat or sausage or whatever is mixed with the pasta, then twirl that. The piece of whatever keeps the spaghetti from falling off the fork on its way to my mouth.

Like a lot of topics on this forum there will be no final agreement. Name anything: some people will like it, some love it, some hate it, and some are indifferent. In this current discussion I'm passionately indifferent. Break it or not and I'll eat it. But I can't be bothered to break my own pasta.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #109
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okay, i think i get it. if you're italian, you don't, won't, or at least can't admit to, breaking those pasta sticks. if you're not italian, you might or you might not, for a lot of different nebulous reasons that you may or may not be able to articulate, but they don't usually involve your heritage....
Vit, I personally think there are closet Italians out there that break their pasta. They take it out into the woods and then tells the family she found it that way.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:40 AM   #110
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Vit, I personally think there are closet Italians out there that break their pasta. They take it out into the woods and then tells the family she found it that way.
No way Addie. They can't tell this to the family, or the family will make them an offer that they cannot refuse.
They go to the campsites on the sea and serve them to German and Scandinavian tourists. Along with cheap mortadella slices breaded and fried in fuel oil, pushed as true cotoletta alla milanese.
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