100 Tips to Make Better Pasta || Henry’s Kitchen: Masterclass

(gentle music) – So apparently 50% of
the world eats pasta two to three times a day and if you’re walking
around with low energy or you’re hungry or you have irritability, weakness, trembling, diarrhea, sweating, chances are you’re eating bad pasta and I’m just gonna show
you 100 very simple tips for how you can make your
pasta go from looking like this to looking like this. The first thing you need to know is how to read the directions on the box. Almost any pasta box
will have a direction that looks something like this, boil 11 to 13 minutes. So, you’re probably saying, “Well, what is it, 11 or 13?” What they’re looking for
is the number in between, so in this case, it’d be 12. If it says boils six to eight minutes, that’s gonna be seven. If it says boil three to four minutes, that’s three minutes
and 30 seconds, or 3 1/2. I don’t know why they do it this way. I guess it’s just to keep, you know, amateurs out of
the kitchen or whatever, but it’s just something
that you need to know. How many times has this happened to you? You go to a friend’s house and they ask if they can make you pasta and you say, “sure,” and in order
to fit the pasta into the pot, they break it in half and you’re like, I’m not eating broken pasta (bleeping). Well, I’m gonna show you a method that’s gonna work a lot better. We’re just gonna take our pasta and put it in the pot and, of course, a lot of it’s sticking up. We’re not gonna break it. What we’re gonna do is
if you just wait like, you know, five seconds it’s gonna soften. Sometimes you’ve gotta
help it along a little bit. And you always wanna keep track of which side was sticking out because at the end,
we’re gonna compensate. But I’m gonna get to that part later. And we just wanna stir it up. Stirring spaghetti can be
a very relaxing situation. I remember when I was a kid growing up, my friend Justin and I wanted
to make a roller coaster, so we started saving money by putting our lunch money in a shoebox and after about six months, we had a couple hundred dollars in there but it turns out that my friend
Justin’s sister’s boyfriend had found the shoebox and
he stole the money to pay for an abortion. OK, this is looking just about ready. So, the first end to go in has already been cooking for 12 minutes, so what we’re gonna do is
we’re just gonna take that and we’re just gonna drape the end over the side of it and give the other end another minute to catch up. So, in the interest of time, we’re just gonna go ahead
and list the next 97 tips. But I hope these tips help you not only to make better pasta but also to just find
more joy in your life. (gentle music)

80 thoughts on “100 Tips to Make Better Pasta || Henry’s Kitchen: Masterclass

  1. ahahaha first thing is to read the directions. hiliarous.
    I like the piano rendition of Jose Suicidio's Hold Me at the end.
    I'd like to know how many of these vids are coming. This was pretty good.

  2. I discovered the drape technique while traveling through Emilia-Romagna in the late '90s. It took several years to master but now my pastas are the envy of my friends and family. #hatetobrag

  3. I guess I always suspected variable cook times were meant to keep amateurs out of the kitchen, but was not sure until now.

  4. Correction cook for less time for more al denta. That term refers to it being firm and being less cooked not softer and more cooked…otherwise good video lol.

  5. I'm suing these guys, i turned off my smoke alarm and my house burned down after my calibrated wood spoon caught fire proping up some of the pasta to avoid over crowding while the side of the pasta to go in last finished soaking, and i wasn't watching because i was busy squeezing berries for some fucking reason. I'll see you in court, i hope you're not scared of beets cus ima beat you at legal stuff!

  6. Sad more people dont see this. Such great original content, too bad youtube algorithm doesnt promote these types of creators anymore

  7. I like how you put the most important tip for making better pasta the last in your list: Be yourself! Ever since becoming myself my pasta has always, without fail, turned out perfect! Thanks, Henry!

  8. It’s funny the sheer amount of people who are trying to cook things and come here saying it’s a waste of time or how is humour is dry and sucks…. Henry, you’re my hero.

  9. You're goddamn right I watched the end on .25 speed so I could read them all. Truly game changing tips.

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