Because it takes extra effort. Boil water, tip spaghetti in pot.Stir after 2 mins. Leave to boil. Drain when ready. Eat.
Personally, it makes no difference. It' still coming out as a brown log and still tastes like pasta.
it won't twirl around on the fork and make that perfectly cohesive bite of pasta. you'll just have strands of scraggly noodles hanging off of your fork, ruining the texture.
spaghetti will soften quickly enough so you can just stir and press it down into the water without over/undercooking half of it
Just get a spiralizer and eat zucchini noodles like a normal person.
Why break spaghetti when you can buy this?
why use a fork when you can use a spoon and get a nice big blob of sauce and finely cut pasta?
next you'll be telling me you're not supposed to mix the pasta and sauce in the pot
because a messy blob of pasta doesn't have as good of a texture as a cohesive twirling of long noodle strands
>next you'll be telling me you're not supposed to mix the pasta and sauce in the pot
of course you should do this, that's completely unrelated
Okay, look, I realise I'm coming into this when the retard camps are both already in full swing, but there is an actual reason not to break spaghetti, linguine, &c.
When you snap it like in OP's pic you will tend to cause shock fracturing near the breakage point, or even cause multiple breakages. This results in small pieces of pasta adhering to the base of the pan more easily, which leads to more dissolved starch which leads to stickier pasta. If making a pasta sauce which benefits from a starchier surface this can be perfectly fine; most spaghetti sauces do not benefit from starchy surfaces though (especially in America, which most people on here probably are), so in general, breaking you pasta reduces the quality of your final dish.
>Why exactly aren't you supposed to breaki spaghetti?
Because if you put spaghetti into boiling water and wait around a minute it will soften and fit into the pot anyhow. Basically, it's an autistic thing. If you like your spaghetti half size then go ahead and break it. I personally like it that way from time to time
You people are all morons, I'm not wasting a shit ton of money and water getting a pot large enough for a single serving of fucking spaghetti. maybe if you feed a full family like italians do you can afford to be a stuck up italian about it. as it stands I find it hard to believe any of you fucks have more than 1 child at best. more than half of you are probably cooking only for yourself as well.
When I worked as a lab tech for a university I would get boxes of these and rainbow rotini I would separate out all the green and yellow ones then I would use a green marker to give half of the yellow ones a strip. I would then take them outside and spread them out randomly on a lawn. The students would then act as "predators" and see how many of each pasta "worm" they could eat. We would then calculate the change in phenotype over the next generation to demonstrate natural selection. Needless to say after staining my hands green coloring hundreds of these things I can no longer eat them.
>cooking several short spaghetti instead of a single, long spaghetto