It is possible to cook pasta with the heat off, according to Giorgio Parisi: the advice of the Nobel Prize winner to save on gas

It is possible to cook pasta with the heat off, according to Giorgio Parisi: the advice of the Nobel Prize winner to save on gas
It is possible to cook pasta with the heat off, according to Giorgio Parisi: the advice of the Nobel Prize winner to save on gas
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Pasta can be cooked even when the heat is off and if a Nobel Prize in Physics says so, you can certainly trust it. The world-famous Italian professor Giorgio Parisi has decided to have his say on one of the most open culinary debates: the recipe for pasta cooked over the fire has appeared on his Facebook wall giving official approval to a method that many say they have learned from grandmothers. In the midst of an energy crisis and at the gates of a winter that is anything but rosy in terms of gas and bills, the Nobel laureate shared advice that could also be useful for saving. “This is the third time I’ve tried and I have to say it works!” Reads the user’s post shared by Parisi. «After bringing the water to a boil, throw the pasta and wait 2 minutes… then you can easily turn off the gas, just use a lid and calculate an extra minute. At least 8 minutes of gas savings“.

“Without wishing to multiply for Italian families – adds the professor – I think it is news to divulge, we should change habits and it is not necessarily a bad thing”. And Professor Parisi also responded to the call for disclosure by promoting the so-called “passive cooking” of pasta. “Relata refero”, (in Latin I refer to the things reported by others) Parisi writes in a first comment. Then in a second he adds: «I think the important thing is to always use the lid. After it boils, if you leave it on a very low heat with the lid on, it consumes little. Ditto if it goes out completely ».

How much you save

A recent study promoted by the Italian pasta makers of Unione italiana food argues that using the lid during boiling saves time and up to 6% of energy and CO2e emissions (CO2 equivalent); cooking the pasta with 700 milliliters of water instead of the classic liter per 100 grams you get a -30% on water consumption and a -13% on that of energy and CO2e emissions. Turn off the heat after the first 2 minutes of traditional cooking leaving the lid on so as not to lose heat translates into energy savings and CO2e emissions up to 47%.

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