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An Italian Nobel Prize in Physics Reveals How to Save Energy While Cooking Pasta: This Trick Doesn’t Convince Everyone

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The historical rise in gas and electricity prices encourages households to save energy. And this involves all the gestures of everyday life, including cooking.

Recently, Giorgio Parisi, the Italian Nobel Prize in Physics, gave a trick for cooking pasta to reduce its energy consumption. He thus suggests adapting the cooking of the pasta by boiling the pan of pasta, turning the gas to a minimum or turning it off, then keeping the lid on the pan to prevent evaporation.

This alternative cooking would save energy for 8 minutes. But for some, it is above all an offense to Italian tradition. So much so that this trick provokes strong reactions on social networks. “Oh sacrilege, don’t touch the pasta cooking”exclaims a user.

“In boiling salted water”

What do you think of this technique? Absurdity or true culinary trick. Chef Arnaud Delvenne, finalist of Top Chef, gives us his opinion: “The problem is that by putting a material that is not at the same temperature as the water, you will lower the temperature of the water. This is not ideal for pasta, because we try to keep the pasta cooked al dente, and therefore a structure that must remain. And not something soft”.

For his part, the chef tells us that he wants to stick to traditional cooking, “either in boiling salted water following the number of minutes indicated by the manufacturers”. He hopes more energy-saving tips will be delivered, because “this one’s not for me,” he jokes.