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Here's Alton Brown's Trick For Cooking Pasta Perfectly

Works every time.

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"I now very much prefer the texture of pasta when it’s cooked in a little bit of cold water," he told BuzzFeed Food. "Add your pasta to a pot, then pour in just enough cold water to cover the noodles."

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When the water boils, turn the heat down from medium high to a simmer. Then cook β€” stirring occasionally β€” for about 4 1/2 minutes, or until the texture is to your liking.

According to Alton, this works for any type of dry pasta. You just want to make sure to use a large enough pot with longer strands (like spaghetti or linguine) so the water can cover the noodles.

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