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The 3 Simple Tips You Need for Cooking Pasta at Home

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Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 27 October 2017
Freshly made pasta is having a thing in London right now. Here’s how to cook it at home.

In Italy, fresh pasta shops, known as pastificio, specialise in selling different types of pasta to cook at home. Some have a small dining area too. We went to London’s original pastificio, Burro e Salvia (the name means butter and sage, a common accompaniment to simple freshly made pasta) to find out how best to cook it.

You probably think you know how to cook pasta right – boil the salted water, drop in the pasta and cook until al dente. Well, there’s a little more to it than that when you’re dealing with fresh pasta.

In this video, founder and sfoglina (pasta maker) Gaia Enria shares her top five tips for making and cooking fresh pasta.