Pasta! Almost everyone loves pasta, from Linguine with Clam Sauce to Spaghetti and Meatballs, from Pasta Primavera to Meat Lasagna. Pasta is a staple in the diets of many for its versatility, ability to fill our bellies, and its relative inexpensive nature. But do you really know how to cook, sauce and serve pasta properly? Preparing pasta dishes right actually isn't as simple as tossing dried noodles into a pot of boiling water.
I'll admit I may be a bit of a pasta snob. My heritage is (half-)Italian and I've traveled to Italy several times, where I've enjoyed some of the best pasta dishes of my lifetime. I'm also a passionate home cook and especially particular with how I prepare any pasta dishes. In this article, I'll address some of the common errors I've seen made in cooking pasta - don't worry, I've made a few of them in the past myself before knowing better! These mistakes are easy to correct and in no time you'll be "doing pasta right" - and pleasing your family and dinner guests with your pasta expertise.