To toss the pasta with some of the sauce or not?
I come from a family that used to rinse noodles in water and add some oil to keep the noodles from sticking together. So needless to say, I did not have a strong culinary upbringing. But I notice that many restaurants and food pics do not toss their noodles in sauce to coat them.
Pic related... tossed noodles. Not looking to have my plating or food r8-ed, so if you feel the need to do so, go toss some salad instead.
Don't rinse the noodles. Quickly drain them and throw them in the sauce. You rinse off the starch when you rinse them. Makes it so the sauce doesn't stick to the pasta. Also, enjoy the barrage of shit flinging from europoors for doing everything wrong.
its really just for looks.
i prefer tossed since every noodle is already covered and saves me a step from mixing shit around when i get the plate.
>putting oil in pasta
Only shit restaurants don't mix the sauce with pasta, in terms of photography I believe they do it just for the color contrast and they need that sterile look since most of them are either stock photos or portfolio pieces. Also you should cook your sauce low and slow because it looks watery and like you just heated up a can of chopped tomatoes added some herbs and called it a day.
I do not rinse it, nor do i add oil. My family used to. That is why I mentioned it wasn't a strong culinary background. I drain and toss with some sauce. I'm just curious as to how other people do it and why it doesn't seem that restaurants do it.
The end result was decent. Well, I guess that is a relative term..lol.