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Question: Chrissy, do you know what to do to avoid pasta sticking together when 
cooking? I’ve noticed sometimes when I am preparing the pasta that it would 
stick. I am not sure why, because I always add some olive oil and salt to the 
water. Any ideas?
Chrissy:

To avoid the sticks, make sure you’re cooking your pasta in enough water so it has room to roam free and boil without having to share a proverbial twin-sized bed with other pieces of pasta. Also, during the first few minutes, make sure to stir the pasta a lot so that it releases its initial starches right into the water, not onto other pieces of pasta. P.S. – the oil is more important after the pasta is strained – you can even add like a teaspoon onto the strained right into the strainer and toss it – this should solve your problem!

chrissy teigen

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