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How to Salt Pasta Water

Buongiorno and welcome to Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Today we’re going to learn how to salt pasta water perfectly. The first and most important thing about cooking your pasta is that you have to have your water really boiling furiously. Look at that beautiful roaring boil that’s what you want. Now in Italy we never put oil in our pasta water and that’s because the theory behind oil in your water is that when you drain your pasta the pasta won’t
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How to Make the Perfect Crouton

Buongiorno and welcome to Lisa’s Italian Kitchen! Today we’re going to learn how to make the perfect homemade croutons. So, here I have a variety of Italian breads all of which are wonderful to use for croutons. For example here I have a nice thick italian country rustic, we have our classic baguette or fulani which makes a crunchier crouton then we have our ciabatta which is a classic italian sandwich bread. Flat is ciabatta means slipper in Italian which is why it has
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How to Select Pasta

Buongiorno and welcome to Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Today I’m going to explain how to select the perfect cut of pasta for your sauce. So I’m frequently asked, “Lisa, why are there so many different types of pasta”? Well in Italy we make each cut of pasta to go with your sauce to make your sauce taste the best and adhere the best to the pasta. So let’s start for example with our classic spaghetti. Spaghetti Spaghetti is a smooth pasta so
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How to Drain an Eggplant

Buongiorno and welcome to Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Today we’re going to learn how to properly drain an eggplant. You know, being southern Italian we use so much eggplant in our cuisine. An eggplant is such a nutritious, delicious, versatile vegetable. In fact, I’m half Sicilian and we joke that eggplant is our national vegetable on the island of Sicily. But frequently when people in the United States order or eat eggplant they say that it’s bitter or
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How to Devein Garlic

Buongiorno and welcome to Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Today we’re going to discuss how to devein garlic. So, the first thing to do is select a good head or bulb of garlic. This is your head or bulb of garlic and each bulb of garlic is made up of a number of individual cloves of garlic. Now when you’re selecting a head of garlic there are a few things to look for. First of all you want it to be nice and white, the brighter white the better. That means it’s
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