15 Secrets ๐Ÿ™Š of Italian Cooking ๐Ÿฝ Every Girl Will Flip ๐Ÿ™ƒ over Knowing ๐Ÿ’ญ ...

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Giada De Laurentiis has got nothing on you.

At least she won't after you read this fab info, generously shared with us by PopSugar.com.

These tips will turn you into the best Italian chef in town and they aren't even hard or frustrating to do.

If you've always wanted to turn out mouthwatering Italian dishes that make your taste buds dance, this stuff is sure to get you there.

Next time you're in charge of dinner, have no doubt that you will impress.

Yum!

1. Quickly Mince Garlic Using a Microplane

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The quickest way to chop garlic isn't with a knife, but with a microplane.

Getting sticky, smelly hands from mincing garlic is the worst, and using a microplane makes the process much more efficient.

Plus, grated garlic infuses butter and olive oil and creates a more cohesive, garlicky sauce than minced garlic.

2. Add a LOT of Salt to the Boiling Water when You Cook Pasta

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You probably know that salting the water is an essential step when cooking pasta, but do you know how much you should really be adding?

The correct salt to water ratio for pasta is one tablespoon per one quart (four cups) of water.

Yes, it's a lot of salt, but it's crucial to flavoring the pasta itself โ€” your water should taste like the sea.

3. Don't Be Afraid to Use Canned Tomatoes

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In fact, seasoned Italian cooks swear by using canned tomatoes, particularly San Marzano.

It's a good idea to keep canned tomatoes stocked in your pantry so that you always have a base for easy dishes like puttanesca pasta and homemade tomato sauce.

4. Use Your Spaghetti Spoon to Measure a Perfect Portion of Spaghetti

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The secret to perfectly measured spaghetti is in the tool you're already using to make it.

Measuring spaghetti with your spaghetti spoon ensures you'll end up with the ideal portion.

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