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Are Your Pasta Habits Normal?

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  1. 1. Do you measure the amount of water you're cooking your pasta in, or basically just fill a pot?

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    I measure the water according to the package instructions!
    I just eyeball it/fill the pot

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1. Do you measure the amount of water you're cooking your pasta in, or basically just fill a pot?
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    I measure the water according to the package instructions!
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    I just eyeball it/fill the pot
  1. 2. Do you add salt to the pot of water before you add the pasta to it?

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    Yes, definitely!
    Nah, I don't bother!

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2. Do you add salt to the pot of water before you add the pasta to it?
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    Yes, definitely!
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    Nah, I don't bother!
  1. 3. Do you add olive oil to the water before cooking the pasta in it?

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    Yes, it helps keep the pasta from clumping
    Absolutely not

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3. Do you add olive oil to the water before cooking the pasta in it?
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    Yes, it helps keep the pasta from clumping
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    Absolutely not
  1. 4. What's better: fresh pasta or dry pasta?

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    Fresh pasta or GTFO
    TBH, dry pasta is great

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4. What's better: fresh pasta or dry pasta?
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    Fresh pasta or GTFO
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    TBH, dry pasta is great
  1. 5. Do you break long noodles in half before putting them in the pot?

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    Yes, that's the only way to get them to fit
    No, I put it in whole and let it slowly sliiiiide in as the bottom begins to cook

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5. Do you break long noodles in half before putting them in the pot?
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    Yes, that's the only way to get them to fit
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    No, I put it in whole and let it slowly sliiiiide in as the bottom begins to cook
  1. 6. How often do you stir the pasta while it's cooking?

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    Never
    A few times
    Constantly

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6. How often do you stir the pasta while it's cooking?
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    Never
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    A few times
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    Constantly
  1. 7. How long do you typically cook dry pasta?

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    3-4 minutes
    5-7 minutes
    8-10 minutes
    11-13 minutes
    14+ minutes

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7. How long do you typically cook dry pasta?
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    3-4 minutes
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    5-7 minutes
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    8-10 minutes
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    11-13 minutes
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    14+ minutes
  1. 8. Do you like your pasta cooked al dente?

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    Yes, that is how pasta should be cooked
    Honestly? Not really
    I'm not sure

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8. Do you like your pasta cooked al dente?
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    Yes, that is how pasta should be cooked
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    Honestly? Not really
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    I'm not sure
  1. 9. Do you honestly know what al dente pasta feels like?

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    Yes
    Um...no, I don't, if I'm being honest

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9. Do you honestly know what al dente pasta feels like?
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    Yes
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    Um...no, I don't, if I'm being honest
  1. 10. Do you determine if spaghetti is done by throwing a piece at the wall?

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    Yep, works every time!
    No

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10. Do you determine if spaghetti is done by throwing a piece at the wall?
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    Yep, works every time!
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    No
  1. 11. Do you rinse the pasta after you've drained it?

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    Yes
    No
    You people make me sick

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11. Do you rinse the pasta after you've drained it?
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    Yes
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    No
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    You people make me sick
  1. 12. What do you toss your pasta with after you've drained it?

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    A little butter
    A little olive oil
    Nothing — they're called NOODS for a reason, amirite?

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12. What do you toss your pasta with after you've drained it?
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    A little butter
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    A little olive oil
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    Nothing — they're called NOODS for a reason, amirite?
  1. 13. Have you ever made your own pasta from scratch?

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    Yes
    No

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13. Have you ever made your own pasta from scratch?
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    Yes
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    No
  1. 14. Have you ever used an "As Seen on TV" product to prepare pasta?

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    Yes
    No

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14. Have you ever used an "As Seen on TV" product to prepare pasta?
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    Yes
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    No
  1. 15. Be honest: how many half-empty boxes of pasta are in your pantry right now?

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    None
    1-2
    3-4
    Ummm...several

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15. Be honest: how many half-empty boxes of pasta are in your pantry right now?
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    None
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    1-2
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    3-4
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    Ummm...several

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