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Italians cook pasta al dente. It tastes better. But that is not all, it is healthier for you than the way Americans usually cook it: mushy.There is a good discussion over at Unamericana a Roma titled What Italians Have Taught Me About Pasta.The post is spot-on, except for the fact that exact “al dente”—an Italian phrase replacing “Mama Mia” on the all time Italian cliché hit list—is difficult to determine. It’s a matter of taste, even when Al is Dente. Some people’s teeth are more sensitive to pasta than others, evidently.
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