How do you cook spaghetti?
Ahem, well, I do know how to boil water and add pasta. I've known that since I was thirty!
What I am asking is, what do you like to put in the water? Or do you even use water?
I have been told to salt the water and/or to add olive oil. I recently read about putting garlic powder in the water. All in the name of adding flavor, I suppose.
Lately I have been trying banish water from my cooking. To never use water when I can use stock, milk, wine or something with flavor.
So when I made pasta tonight, I cooked the spaghetti in chicken stock. I'd like to tell you that it made the noodles great, but they were gluten free corn flour noodles, whose highest aspiration is to be barely edible.
That leads me to ask you. Do you cook your pasta in anything other than plain water? Salty water? Stock? Grape juice? Wine? Is there anything fun to do with this?