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I believe that salt is to food, what food is to life. In right proportions, it can heighten the taste of what you eat..and in the wrong - destroy! Even the most delicious sweets come added with some salt...to taste!

As for me, I've never enjoyed cooking. And as contrary to my owning a food-blog as it may sound, I always think about daily, routine cooking as a chore. But my tryst with the pots and pans began when I got a kitchen all to myself...I began experimenting and exploring new worlds in my own home. Some outcomes were excellent and some plain disasters. Then sprouted the need to keep track of all those good ones...and hence this blog!

Here, I share those experiments that pleased more than one palate!

May 21, 2009

How To Cook Pasta

Pasta (Any variety)
Lots of water
And, of course, some salt to taste!!

Step 1 - In a large vessel, set the water to a boil. Closing the vessel will speed up this process
Step 2 - Once the water reaches a rapid boil, add the salt and give it a stir
Step 3 - Toss in the pasta and allow to cook, stirring occassionally. The amount of time pasta takes to cook depends on the variety of pasta. But in general most pastas take about 10 minutes to cook.
Step 4 - Once done, drain away the water and rinse the pasta with some cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain away the cold water too and you have your cooked pasta ready!!

Noteworthy Notes
Most chefs suggest you cook the pasta until "al dente". It means nothing but - Not too soft, nor too hard. Just cooked enough to bite in with your teeth.
Refer - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/al%20dente

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