Tips from the Locale Kitchen

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Andy’s Tips

One of my favorite dishes at the moment is our pasta special – the Chitarra Vongole. This dish features beautiful hand cut pasta which looks like square cut spaghetti. The Chitarra Vongole has inspired me to share a tip on how to cook pasta to perfection. The golden rule to cooking pasta perfectly is to always use lots of boiling salted water (the more water the better!) as it lets the pasta cook freely. Remember to add enough salt so that you can taste it and cook it until it is “al dente” – which means “to the tooth”, you want it to have a firm texture so the pasta has strength.

Buon Appetito!!
Andy Davies