Mario Batali: Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV PersonalityMario Batali: Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality
There are many crimes against pasta in America. The first of which is, misunderstanding that a one pound package is a single portion serving. It's good for five to ten people as a small first course. The second one is, misinterpreting the concept of sauce to mean soup. It's actually condiment. So, less is better. Third, over cookery, perhaps the most heinous of all crimes against pasta, is to not read the package instructions. They are written right on the side of the box. You have to go out of your way, not to cook it and not to do it the right way.