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Dave_L

Spaghetti and beans

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Ingredients:
Spagetti, 8 ounces
Beans, dried, 8 ounces

Place ingredients in a large pot.
Add enough water to cover the ingredients.
Heat to boiling, then reduce heat to medium.
Cook for one hour.
Enjoy.

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Aaagh! Proteins and starches in excess - you fiend! I love such food, but it no longer loves me.

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Dried beans should be soaked overnight and for safety boiled briskly for 10 minutes.

I would like a reference for how much water for baked pasta since I never seem to get it quite right.

Happy New Year !

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It's my recipe. :angry:

Water is water. Whatever you use, that will be the proper amount.

Edited by Dave_L

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You mean you don't cook with bottled water ?

I am reminded of a Isaac Asimov where a health geek dies who used nothing but his special water.

It seems perfectly pure but has an elevated boiling point.

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Ah, it's just a touch of whimsy, to be sure. Can't recall the Asimov story but surely we are talking about deuterium oxide 2H2O or D2O. Not all water is the same, that's heavy water (higher SG: 1.107, higher MP: 3.82 °C, higher BP: 101.4 °C, than H20).

It was thought for a while it might be the elixir of life, not sure why, perhaps just optimism (anything that rare had to be good). On closer examination it turned out to be toxic, in ways that are still imperfectly understood. Investigation is hampered by the expense of the stuff. Anyone wishing to OD on it would need to have deep pockets (and great patience, it would take a while) - or be an exceptional thief (and patient).

But it wouldn't hurt to cook with it, occasionally, for the sort of reasons Napoleon III used aluminium cutlery.

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