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What's the best way to cook pasta? (video)

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WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 -- 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 video 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. Watch the latest Speaking of Chemistry video here: https://youtu.be/gSOnxUBJs8A.

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