Cooking misconceptions

There are many things that we do just because we heard about it somewhere.  Or it could have come from an old wife’s tale.  But there is one thing that does drive me up the wall, batty, crazy… need I say more?

PUTTING OIL IN THE PASTA WATER.

The theory is that you put a splash of oil into the water you are going to cook the pasta in so that the pasta does not form clumps and stick to itself.  In reality all it does is coat the pasta with oil.  This will cause the sauce you put on the pasta to slide right off.  It has no chance of adhering to the pasta.

DO NOT PUT OIL IN YOUR PASTA WATER.

Instead, the water should be quite salty.  How salty you ask?  It is said that the water should taste like the ocean.  So taste your water to make sure it has enough salt.

Also it is best to put the cooked pasta into the saucepan with the sauce and coat it there.

Buon Appetito!

 

 

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