POPSUGAR FoodSource: Perfect Pasta Cookery With These Tips From the Pros
Think cooking pasta is as simple as dropping a fistful of noodles in a pot of boiling water? That might get the job done, but for truly stellar results, check out these tips from the likes of Mario Batali, Giada De Laurentiis, Michael Symon, and more on the matter.
- Giada De Laurentiis: Skip the Pot Lid: To make pasta prep less stressful, Giada De Laurentiis recommends cooking pasta without a pot lid; here's why.
- Michael Symon: The Secret's in the Yolk: While many fresh pasta recipes use a whole egg, Iron Chef Michael Symon prefers to only use egg yolks when making pasta dough. He explained his reasoning for the omission, and offered a handful of other pasta-making pointers.
- Matt Accarrino: Skip the Oil Slick: Some cooks add a glug of oil to boiling pasta water in hopes that it'll help the pasta from sticking to itself, but SPQR's Matt Accarrino cautions against the practice. Find out his rationale for the omission