American Exchange Students In Italy Start Fire Cooking Pasta Without Water
If you've ever had the displeasure of living as a student in university halls or are eagerly counting down the months until you get the opportunity - you're probably being told all the tricks of the trade when it comes to holding your own in the kitchen.
If you're not being educated, don't worry about it - you'll quickly pick up on how to jazz up a jacket potato or make beans on toast interesting. One thing's for sure - you probably already know how to cook pasta, right?
As easy as we might think it is to swirl pasta around in boiling water for a few minutes before draining it and serving with one of the millions of possibilities - some people still haven't cracked the process.
Take these American exchange students, for example, who are currently studying in Italy when they stumbled across an issue.
The 20-year-old's had purchased some pasta and went back to their apartment in Florence to put their culinary skills to the test and dry cook their pasta.
Just when you thought things couldn't possibly get any worse you realise that the chances are, if someone doesn't have a clue how to cook pasta, they're not going to be a dab hand at dealing with the aftermath. So what did they do - call the fire brigade, obviously.
Naturally, if you're Italian you probably can't even comprehend this idiocy, and many smug natives were quick to mock the three students. One said: "Return to the USA to eat hamburgers and chips from [McDonald's]."
But, according to Munchies, Florentine chef Fabio Picchi was more understanding than most when he offered the trio four hours of cooking lessons at one of his restaurants. We have a feeling it's going to take longer than four hours.
Fabio explained: "They will have lunch in our restaurant with two of my extraordinary cooks. They will teach them the simple basics that are very good if done well. I think this can be useful to them, but also to us. Understanding is what is beautiful and necessary."
What a LAD.
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