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    Kitchen Dictionary: al dente

    Pronounced: all DAN tay

    Al dente basically means “to the tooth” in Italian. This is the desired texture achieved when cooking pasta. When pasta is cooked al dente it should have a slight resistance when being chewed. The pasta should be cooked fully but not soft. Most cold pasta salads require pasta that is cooked al dente, so it retains some firmness.

    Ethnicity: Italian Technique

    Season: available year-round

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    Nutrition Facts

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    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
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    Total Carbohydrate 0.0g %
    Dietary Fiber 0.0g %
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