What is: Al Dente

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Our kitchen term for the day is: Al Dente

Literally, “to the tooth” in Italian. Foods cooked to the point that there is still some resistance; tender, but slightly chewy. Used mostly in reference to pasta, which should be cooked al dente, no softer, for most recipes.

Favorite Recipe:  Rigatoni with Bacon & Roasted Mushrooms

Roast Mushroom Bacon Rigatoni

 

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