Leaving lid on during boiling spoils pasta??
From some cooking website: "Fill a large saucepan with water... Add the pasta and stir it once. Keep the heat high so the water stays boiling but leave uncovered."
How does leaving it uncovered help? I think that's a waste of energy. I don't even think it needs to boil. Simmering just below boil with the lid on should lead to the same result. I defy anyone who claims they can taste the presence/absence of the lid during boiling!!
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