Italy: Controversy over cooking pasta

Giorgio Parisi, Nobel Prize in Physics 2021, offers a trick to cook pasta while reducing energy consumption. But for some Italians it doesn’t work.

The energy crisis down to the plate. Italy is not spared by the increase in gas and electricity prices, and the Italian Giorgio Parisi, Nobel Prize in Physics 2021, proposes a new way of cooking pasta.

On his Facebook account, he offers this tip to reduce his bill: Turn off the heat under the pot to finish cooking. “I put the gas on minimum, minimum, so it bubbles very low without using gas. This way obviously consumes even less and I think the pasta is cooked anyway. The most important thing is to always have the lid on. It is essential.”

On Twitter, many netizens made fun of this cooking. Some, somewhat ironically, go so far as to advise eating cold pasta and not cooking it at all.

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