Does Throwing Pasta At The Wall To See If It's Done Really Work?

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Is My Spaghetti Ready? Why The Wall Test Doesn't Work Aired May 05, 2020

You've likely heard the old adage that if you throw your pasta at the wall and it sticks, it's done cooking — but is there any truth to this "spaghetti test?" 

Nope! 

"It's a big myth," says Senior Culinary Producer Jeanette Donnarumma.

According to Jeanette, underdone, overdone and perfectly cooked pasta will all stick to the wall. (Watch Rach have a blast throwing pasta at the wall in the video above!)

The best and, really, only way to tell if your pasta is done is to taste it. Need a refresher on how to tell if your pasta is cooked to al dente perfection? Here's a quick guide to al dente pasta.

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