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Jan 14, 2019

How Much Do You Actually Know About Cooking Pasta?

A perfectly al dente quiz!

  1. First question: Which herb is used for making pesto?

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  2. Which of these pastas is fusilli?

  3. Which day of the month is known as "Día de Ñoquis," or Gnocchi Day?

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    The 29th

    The 29th is the Dia de Ñoquis, as celebrated in Argentina and other countries.

  4. What kind of pasta sauce is this?

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    Puttanesca

    It's a sauce made with olives, capers, and anchovies.

  5. Which of these is a carbonara pasta dish?

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    Carbonara is made with egg, grated cheese, and pepper.

  6. Which of these pastas is not usually stuffed?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Rigatoni

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  7. Finally, should oil be added to the water when you're cooking pasta?

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    Oil will not prevent the pasta from sticking together. To keep it from sticking, take a fork or spoon and stir the pasta right after you've put it in the water.

This post was translated from Portuguese.