During my London life I’ve seen things that no Italian could have ever thought possible. So that’s why I am writing a post about how to cook pasta: I feel like it’s a moral duty for me.
Amici, se siete italiani presumo che la pasta la sappiate già cucinare, quindi questa volta non traduco. Vi prego non deludetemi.
1) Put ¾ water in a pot. bring to boiling. To make it faster, use the boiler.
2) When water is boiling put salt and then add the spaghetti. Not water AND spaghetti and then boil. Follow the rule.
Push the spaghetti inside the pot, don’t leave them partially out otherwise they won’t cook uniformly.
4) For how long? Do you want to know the truth darling? 7-8 minutes for most types of pasta is enough. Don’t ever follow instructions on pasta sold for the British market. Pasta must be al dente. Not just because you’re posh or hipster (and this could be enough already), but also because it’s good for your health. Put a timer or you’ll forget. Every brand and format has got its own best cooking point, so experiment with that.
5) Last but not least: don’t cook pasta and leave it there (especially in its hot water). Rinse it and add its sauce straight away. If you can’t immediately add the sauce at least add a bit of olive oil and mix. But don’t leave it there alone for more than 10 minutes. Basically treat your pasta like you would treat your woman 😉