Glossary (talk like a chef): Al dente


Al dente

Al dente

"Al dente" ("at the tooth" in italian) is a term that mean: the optimum cooking pasta.

Example: "Cook spaghettis al dente."

Meaning: Cook spaghettis in a big pan of boiling salted water until they are cooked, but stay firm. Note: only tasting can allow you to check that.
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Last modified on: July 2nd 2021

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