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Lesson Overview

Pasta is one of the most loved dishes around the world. In Italy, eating a plate of pasta is a daily ritual – a plate of properly-cooked pasta that is. Remarkably, however, most people inadvertently have been eating improperly cooked pasta for most of their lives.

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • list the key essentials for cooking pasta
  • cook pasta to perfection every time
  • properly sauce pasta
  • explain what al dente is and how it’s achieved
  • match pasta sauce with specific pasta shapes for pasta recipes

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Cook Pasta Video Lesson
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. Pasta Cooking Essentials
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4. Cooking & Testing Dried, Extruded Pasta
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5. Cooking & Testing Laminated Pasta
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6. Draining Pasta
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7. How to Sauce Pasta
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8. Matching Sauces to Pasta
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9. Quality Olive Oils for Pasta
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10. Practice Activities & Recipes
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11. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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"I know what is for dinner tonight. Another great lesson. I can't wait to make my own pasta. Feeling confident. Now if I could only remember where I put that pasta machine." ★★★★★
"There a more nuances to cooking pasta then other dishes that make this lesson very helpful to create outstanding pasta." ★★★★★
"Learned what NOT to do...which unfortunately is what I was doing! Thanks for this valuable lesson!" ★★★★★
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21 Videos | 11 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Cook Pasta Video Lesson
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Pasta Cooking Essentials
Task 4: Cooking & Testing Dried, Extruded Pasta
Task 5: Cooking & Testing Laminated Pasta
Task 6: Draining Pasta
Task 7: How to Sauce Pasta
Task 8: Matching Sauces to Pasta

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