Social Dilemma: Do you salt your water when boiling pasta?

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Wednesday’s 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma came from Tanya. She was having a discussion with a friend about cooking. Here’s her email: 

Hey Jaime,

First I have to say thank you for being on the radio throughout this whole pandemic. It’s nice to know you’re there every day. Okay, I have a dilemma. Since the pandemic, a friend of mine, Jane, and I have been sharing recipes so that our families can try new things. Last week when discussing a recipe with pasta, she offhandedly said something about salting the water when boiling the pasta. I had to stop her. I NEVER salt the water when boiling pasta. She said I’ve been eating pretty bland pasta then. I said whatever sauce you put on the pasta is what seasons it, not salt. She said salting the water is the only way to go. I know this sounds silly with everything going on, but I was hoping you would use this as your social dilemma. Do you salt your water when boiling pasta? I don’t and never will. Jane says always. Where do you stand? I’ll be listening as always.

Thanks Jaime,

~ Tanya. 

Jaime said, “I hate to disappoint Tanya, but I always salt the water when boiling pasta. Always.”

What about you? Let’s see where you stand on this cooking issue.

Let us know on the NEWS10 Facebook page or let Jaime know on the TRY Facebook page.

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