Here's a little break from Thanksgiving, but it's still food related! Ever wish you could cook pasta a little faster? Try cooking it in cold water with a frying pan. Read on to find out how it works:Harold McGee, author of Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes, shares with CHOW this really cool way to cook pasta faster:
Put pasta in a frying pan and pour in a 1-1.5 quarts of cold water, then turn on the heat. Because the water is cold the pasta won't stick. When it's done, the pasta will be perfectly cooked, and you can use the leftover starchy water to make sauce.
Using this technique will save time, water and energy, plus you get to use the water instead of pouring it down the drain!