There are dozens of types or dried pastas available, in a bunch of different flavors and colors, in fact the grocery store has devoted a whole aisle just to pasta, so why bother making your own anymore. Store bought pasta is the epitome of convenience, it stores forever and takes less than a half an hour to put a meal on the table. Why would anyone go through the trouble of making pasta from scratch? For a bunch of reasons and here are some of them.
One of the biggest reasons to make your own pasta is because you know what is in it. There are no preservatives or chemicals like you would find in store bought pastas, even the “fresh” pastas can have preservatives...
Pasta may seem like such a simple dish to cook but there is an art to it. Often pasta isn’t cooked properly and you end up with a sticky mess that still has some uncooked noodles in the middle of it. Here are some common mistakes people make while cooking pasta. Avoid these and you’ll have the perfect plate of pasta every time.
- Not using a big enough pot
This is the most common mistake made when cooking pasta. There is a ratio of water to pasta that you should follow to get the right consistency, you need four quarts of water for every pound of pasta you cook. Most Italian chefs will use even more than that, pasta needs to be able to move around while it is cooking. The right ratio of water will give you the right taste and texture.
- Adding oil to the water
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