(gentle music) – So apparently 50% of
the world eats pasta two to three times a day and if you’re walking
around with low energy or you’re hungry or you have irritability, weakness, trembling, diarrhea, sweating, chances are you’re eating bad pasta and I’m just gonna show
you 100 very simple tips for how you can make your
pasta go from looking like this to looking like this. The first thing you need to know is how to read the directions on the box. Almost any pasta box
will have a direction that looks something like this, boil 11 to 13 minutes. So, you’re probably saying, “Well, what is it, 11 or 13?” What they’re looking for
is the number in between, so in this case, it’d be 12. If it says boils six to eight minutes, that’s gonna be seven. If it says boil three to four minutes, that’s three minutes
and 30 seconds, or 3 1/2. I don’t know why they do it this way. I guess it’s just to keep, you know, amateurs out of
the kitchen or whatever, but it’s just something
that you need to know. How many times has this happened to you? You go to a friend’s house and they ask if they can make you pasta and you say, “sure,” and in order
to fit the pasta into the pot, they break it in half and you’re like, I’m not eating broken pasta (bleeping). Well, I’m gonna show you a method that’s gonna work a lot better. We’re just gonna take our pasta and put it in the pot and, of course, a lot of it’s sticking up. We’re not gonna break it. What we’re gonna do is
if you just wait like, you know, five seconds it’s gonna soften. Sometimes you’ve gotta
help it along a little bit. And you always wanna keep track of which side was sticking out because at the end,
we’re gonna compensate. But I’m gonna get to that part later. And we just wanna stir it up. Stirring spaghetti can be
a very relaxing situation. I remember when I was a kid growing up, my friend Justin and I wanted
to make a roller coaster, so we started saving money by putting our lunch money in a shoebox and after about six months, we had a couple hundred dollars in there but it turns out that my friend
Justin’s sister’s boyfriend had found the shoebox and
he stole the money to pay for an abortion. OK, this is looking just about ready. So, the first end to go in has already been cooking for 12 minutes, so what we’re gonna do is
we’re just gonna take that and we’re just gonna drape the end over the side of it and give the other end another minute to catch up. So, in the interest of time, we’re just gonna go ahead
and list the next 97 tips. But I hope these tips help you not only to make better pasta but also to just find
more joy in your life. (gentle music)