Pasta is fantastic, isn't it? Delicious with a vast array of sauces and coming in many shapes and sizes, it's part of the reason that Italian food is loved by so many around the world. When I go out to eat, I'm usually only satisfied by a good linguine, ravioli or sometimes, some gnocchi.
Going out for some pasta is a pretty delightful experience, but one of my favourite things about pasta is that's so simple to prepare at home. Even an idiot like me can do it without accidentally burning down the kitchen (most of the time). All you do is boil some water, throw some of your favourite pasta in there, and after about 10 minutes or so, drain the water and add some sauce or pesto, right? Maybe not, according to this famous cook.
If, for some reason, I wanted my cooking time to be as stressful as possible, Gordon Ramsay would probably be the guy I would recruit to give my dinner a generous side of nervous breakdown. Through Hell's Kitchen, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares or even his personal Twitter account, Ramsay would probably cause me to over-salt every meal I ever cook with my own tears.
As a professional chef, Gordon Ramsay is one of the experts in cooking food in the right way, but his method for preparing pasta is unconventional, to say the least.
Starting off by adding seasoning and olive oil to a pot of cold water, Ramsay's cooking goes against traditional Italian cooking conventions somewhat, but as a master chef with two television shows, I would be inclined to see what Gordon Ramsay has to say on the issue of cooking pasta.
While I'm pretty satisfied with how my pasta comes out at the moment, I am tempted to try Ramsay's method, especially if he was there, yelling instructions at me. What about you? Do you think your al dente needs an alteration? Or, when it comes to method, are you pasta point of no return when it comes to learning new techniques? Either way, Gordon Ramsay shows that there's nothing wrong with a little creativity when it comes to making delicious food.