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Old 09-08-2005, 09:50 AM   #11
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To cook pasta correctly,

use a ample pot with enough depth, for each 100g of pasta you need AT LEAST 1 litre (1qt+)... which means 10x amount of water to the amount of pasta. They need the space to "SWIM" while being cooked and if you have the problem of having the sticky pasta it usually means you don't use enough water. Bring it to a fast boil, add the salt and then throw in the pasta. Start counting the time as soon as the water starts to re-boil, taste the pasta a couple of minutes before the indicated cooking time. You would never want an overcooked pasta, make sure it comes out "AL DENTE" (firm to your teeth). Drain quickly but DO NOT RINSE. If you used enough water the pasta shouldn't be sticky. Now it is ready to be dressed with your favourite condiments, in northern part of italy people like to drop a gob of butter into the pasta, if you like it rich, try it.

Buon appetit!!

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