Cooking our pasta: 1. Use enough water, at least 4 quarts per pound of pasta. 2. Add salt after the water boils, 1-1/2 tablespoons per pound of pasta. 3. Stir the pasta as soon as it's in the pot, to prevent clumping. 4. Taste your pasta to see if it's done - it's the only reliable test. 5. Drain the pasta immediately in a waiting colander - there's no need to rinse. 6. Sauce, serve and enjoy! Cooking Time: 9 minutes, test at 8 minutes.