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COOKING PASTA, HOW TO COOK PASTA


  1. Use a big pot.
  2. Use 6 quarts of water for each pound of pasta.
  3. Use 2 T salt for each 4 quarts of water.
  4. Bring the water to a boil and add the salt.
  5. When the water returns to the boil, throw in the pasta. Stir occasionally.
  6. For dry pasta, start tasting after about 6 minutes (fresh pasta after 2 minutes) - fish out a piece of pasta and bite it - it should be resistent (al dente or "to the tooth"), not crunchy, not completely soft.
  7. Drain and serve. Some cooks reserve a bit of the cooking water to use if the sauce is too dry.

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