You no longer have to wait for the water to boil when cooking pasta. That's because there is a much faster way that will save you so much time.
In an attempt to save both time and energy, chef Harold McGee found that skipping that step all together is key. If you've ever made pasta of any kind, whether it's a quick box of macaroni and cheese or a magazine-worthy dish of lasagna, you are familiar with the waiting period that boiling the water requires.
Minutes go by as the saying rings true once again, "A watched pot never boils." Thanks to a chef who was willing to think outside the box, you no longer have to do this in order to make delicious pasta.
If you don't have to boil the water like usual, you're probably wondering by now how you can still get raw pasta cooked thoroughly and save time. It all comes down to what cooking method you are using.