Though you may think you know how to cook pasta, there are a few simple tricks cooks use to ensure their pasta is perfect every time.
Tools of the trade
Start with these tools, and you're well on your way to perfect pasta:
A large six to eight-litre pot
Four to six litres of cold water
One to two tablespoons of salt
A wooden or long-handled spoon, and
A colander for draining the pasta