Find out how to boil pasta, whether or not to add salt and how to know when pasta is done.
Most of us are creatures of habit, so when we perform simple cooking tasks—like cooking pasta, for example—we're on autopilot. We do it the way we’ve always done it. We boil the same amount of water in the same pot, use the same pasta shape and cook it the same amount of time. But it would be to our benefit to give it more attention. Why? Because even though our pasta usually ends up OK, there are a few easy things we could do to make it perfect. Here are 6 tricks for cooking pasta perfectly: