Here's the best way to cook pasta
New Delhi , Mar. 22 : Want to make pasta like the professionals? A new Speaking of Chemistry video offers a tip that will guarantee your meal is perfectly cooked.Pasta noodles contain only three ingredients: eggs, water and flour. But how can you achieve a tasty result every time? Cooking pasta chemically changes how the proteins and starches interact, making the noodles sticky and springy.
Therefore, what you do or don't do to the cooking water can change the edible result.
This clip serves up four food-chemistry informed pasta pro-tips so you can serve up delectable al dente pasta instead of an unappetizing ball of overcooked noodles.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) video suggests adding salt to the pasta water as it is the main flavour enhancer.