Some tasty pasta that is always al dente (firm to the bite)? Here is a simple trick that optimizes cooking. Just drain the pasta a couple of minutes before you have reached the minute number indicated on the package, when a full 90% of its cooking time is over. At that point, it is more appropriate to braise your spaghetti, rigatoni, or whatever you are preparing along with the same sauce. Then, your pasta will complete its cooking along with the selected sauce, which should be diluted with some cooking water. The result may surprise you but rest assured that it will satisfy you: you will get an incredibly flavorful, tasty and, above all, always al dente pasta!