5 Pasta Myths Debunked by De Cecco and a Great Giveaway
A small sampling of the De Cecco Line of 160 pastas.
The Chief Blonde Remarks: Blog Note: This 5 Pasta Myths blog post was made possible by information and review samples from Italian Pasta maker, De Cecco. If you visit the beautiful mountains of central Italy, you will discover the region where De Cecco carefully crafts its many pasta varieties. Why is De Cecco different than other pastas you will find on today’s supermarket shelves? The difference starts with De Cecco’s insistence on full control of the milling process and then using only the heart of durum wheat to produce premium semolina.Mixing the semolina with cool natural waters from De Cecco’s own mountain spring, then drawing the semolina dough through bronze dies and finally drying the pasta very slowly at low temperature yields the perfect surface for a rich and even coating of whatever sauce is desired, as well as assuring a texture and “bite” that is always al dente. MMMMMMMMMMM…Don’t you just want a big bowl of De Cecco pasta RIGHT NOW? De Cecco, an Italian-based family run company that has been making pasta in their hometown of Fara San Martino for more than 127 tasteful years, has graced American tables for more than 120 of them. Founded in 1886 by the De Cecco brothers in the Abruzzo region of central Italy, today De Cecco exports to more than 87 countries. Their products include premium pasta, sauces, and its own brand of olive oil, among other related fine foods.
5 Pasta Myths Debunked
Myth – Adding oil to the pot of boiling water when making pasta will keep it from clumping (never add oil, it makes pasta sticky).
Myth – Pasta is fattening (pasta in itself is not fattening and has a low glycemic index; it is what you add to the pasta that can make it either heart-healthy and low calorie or fattening).
Myth – Pasta is on record as being first eaten in Italy (pasta was first introduced in China!).
Myth – Pasta contains cholesterol (pasta alone contains NO cholesterol).
Myth – Rinse pasta after cooking (do not rinse pasta after cooking unless the recipe specifically calls for it). ~Source: De Cecco~
Can’t Wait to Win De Cecco Pasta?
Learn more at the De Cecco Website. There you will discover a variety of their favorite pasta recipes, from quick and easy, to classic and seasonal recipes.
UPDATE: The De Cecco Pasta Products Giveaway is over and had 2782 entries. See Giveaway Winners.