No To Soggy Spaghetti, Yes to Al Dente
By Morning Girl
December 11, 2015 8:46am CST
In our country, spaghetti is the most favorite pasta dish. I myself do love spaghetti, but only when the pasta is Italian because it is certainly al dente or firm to the bite. Italian pasta is made with semolina flour, which is milled from hard wheat called durum wheat which explains why it remains strong and elastic even when cooked. I wonder why there are people who sacrifice the quality of their spaghetti by using lower quality of pasta and I mean regular pasta made of refined wheat. I know this kind of pasta is cheaper but the quality is certainly poor. Who would prefer eating soggy over al dente pasta? By the way I also don’t eat spaghetti even if the pasta is al dente when the sauce contains hotdogs, ham or any processed food. Are you very particular about your pasta and its sauce?
23 people like this
• Midland, Michigan
12 Dec 15
My husband won't eat any noodles even or especially spaghetti when it's cooked al dente. He likes his softer as he doesn't have a lot of teeth to chew his food. He may get a new lower plate next year, we've not decided yet as it's just under a thousand dollars. A bit steep for my pocket book. I also eat sauce with processed meats in it. One brand is particularly yummy and I'm not home long enough to cook for each meal, so we can't be that picky or we'd go hungry.
12 Dec 15
@whiteream Thanks, I wish I could really visit you one time and taste your cookies and cake. I just love them. I certainly do love cooking too, especially cooking for guests. I am happy when I see people enjoying the food I prepared. I also do cook for 2 people only every day except weekends when some relatives come over.
• Singapore, Singapore
13 Dec 15
Al dente eversince. I do not forget it to mentioned to waiters whenever I am ordering a pesto or white sauce pasta. Maybe that's why that information inculcated to husband. Whenever he cooks, he knew what should he do with my pasta. :)
12 Dec 15
My husband the chef cooks it to perfection, it is rinsed and laid on a platter, mixed with butter (the real deal) and sprinkled with Romano Cheese. The sauce is served on the side. I have one child who loves it that way and never adds sauce but loves the meatballs cooked in the sauce,
• United States
11 Dec 15
I am 100%Italian.I also would not eat it if it was not el dente.I send it back if I was out. In Italy the quality of their pasta is excellent.Not as heavy here in the states. I love pasta.Rigatoni was of my favorites along with the others.