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Do you add salt to boiled water for pasta?

I don't really get the many comments on this site about whether people "know" to add salt. It is a preference, it has nothing to do with right or wrong. I prefer the taste of pasta when no salt has been put in the water. This is quite common in America. In Europe the preference is to salt more. To each his own! That's why the directions on pasta boxes often say to add salt to the water to taste, if desired.

Jul 13, 2010
hamkins in Home Cooking