Myths about Cooking Pasta That No Italian Mama Ever Believes ...


Hereโ€™s the lowdown on the myths about pasta!

Ignore them and learn the truth.

Pasta is so simple โ€“ itโ€™s one of the great foods of the world, but itโ€™s also so very easy to end up with a plate of soggy mush instead of delicious, satisfying pasta.

If your noodles never turn out the way you want them, maybe youโ€™re believing in pasta myths and using cooking methods no real Italian mama would ever dream of.

1. Oil in the Water

This is one of the most commonly believed myths about pasta.2

People add some olive oil to the cooking water in the belief it stops the pasta sticking โ€“ wrong โ€“ it will only make the pasta slippery and the sauce will fall off.

Instead, cook in an over generous amount of water.

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