Back to Basics: Pasta

Tea-time at Uni

After good old fashioned beans on toast, pasta is probably the most common student dinner. There was a guy in my flat last year who I swear only ever ate pasta, often with tomato ketchup – much to my horror! But today I am going to give you a few ideas of how else pasta can be served to make a relatively boring ingredient part of a great dish.

There are always stories circulating the internet of idiots who thought that it was a good idea to cook their pasta in the kettle – I suppose you can see the logic, the packet does say put into boiling water but really? It makes you wonder, sometimes. Anyway, on behalf of universities all over the country, please don’t cook your pasta this way. It will stick to the inside and kill the heating elements. You will not be popular with your…

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