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What is Al Dente?



A. Firm but not hard
B. Soft to the touch
C. Very hard
D. Very soft

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Asked by Housekeeper, Last updated: Aug 08, 2020

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Answered Aug 19, 2018

Firm but not hard

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.
 

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