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Al Dente

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Al dente
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Definition: Al dente refers to the desired texture of cooked pasta in Italian cooking. It literally means "to the tooth". When the pasta is cooked al dente, there should be a slight resistance in the center when the pasta is chewed.
Pronunciation: All DAN Tay
Also Known As: to the tooth
Alternate Spellings: Al Dante
Examples:
Cook the pasta until al dente.

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