Are Your Pasta Habits Normal?

Are you a pasta rinser or nah?

  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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    1. I measure the water according to the package instructions!
    2. 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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    1. Yes, definitely!
    2. 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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    1. Yes, it helps keep the pasta from clumping
    2. Absolutely not
  1. 4. What's better: fresh pasta or dry pasta?
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    1. Fresh pasta or GTFO
    2. TBH, dry pasta is great
  1. 5. Do you break long noodles in half before putting them in the pot?
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    1. Yes, that’s the only way to get them to fit
    2. 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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    1. Never
    2. A few times
    3. Constantly
  1. 7. How long do you typically cook dry pasta?
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    1. 3-4 minutes
    2. 5-7 minutes
    3. 8-10 minutes
    4. 11-13 minutes
    5. 14+ minutes
  1. 8. Do you like your pasta cooked al dente?
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    1. Yes, that is how pasta should be cooked
    2. Honestly? Not really
    3. I’m not sure
  1. 9. Do you honestly know what al dente pasta feels like?
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    1. Yes
    2. 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?
    1. Yep, works every time!
    2. No
  1. 11. Do you rinse the pasta after you've drained it?
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    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. You people make me sick
  1. 12. What do you toss your pasta with after you've drained it?
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    1. A little butter
    2. A little olive oil
    3. Nothing — they’re called NOODS for a reason, amirite?
  1. 13. Have you ever made your own pasta from scratch?
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    1. Yes
    2. No
  1. 14. Have you ever used an "As Seen on TV" product to prepare pasta?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  1. 15. Be honest: how many half-empty boxes of pasta are in your pantry right now?
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    1. None
    2. 1-2
    3. 3-4
    4. Ummm…several

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