All About Pasta
AND COOKING TIPS
Our fresh DRIED pasta is best when used within a few days of purchase;
however, it can keep for over a week if refrigerated.
The Italian Apron GLUTEN-FREE pasta is egg based and does require refrigeration; however, it can extend the shelf life to refrigerate ANY of our pastas, but keep in mind some shapes are susceptible to breaking after 3 days.
Our pasta can be stored FROZEN for up to 1-2 months - just be sure to keep frozen until it's time to cook.
AL DENTE or not to be..."al dente" is pasta with a bite of firmness and is most authentic to Italy,
but really it is a matter of preference for you!
PASTA COOK TIMES are given in a range. Example, 8-10 minutes. So if you like pasta al dente, cook closer to the 8 minute time frame. Otherwise, cook it longer. ALWAYS taste your pasta to your liking...don't rely on cook time!
SALT YOUR WATER and remember 1:1:4...for ONE pound of pasta, use ONE heaping tablespoon of Kosher SALT in 4 Quarts of water. It makes a huge impact in flavor! Adjust it to your liking, but do it once and you'll never forget it again.
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