Giorgio Parisi, Nobel Prize in Physics 2021, offers a trick for cooking pasta while reducing its energy consumption. But for some Italians, it does not pass.
The energy crisis down to the plate. Italy is not spared by the rise in gas and electricity prices and the Italian Giorgio Parisi, Nobel Prize in Physics 2021, suggests a new cooking of pasta.
On his Facebook account, he gives this tip to reduce his bill: turn off the heat under the pan to finish cooking. “I put the gas on minimum, minimum, so that it bubbles very low without using gas. Obviously this way consumes even less and I think the pasta is cooked anyway. The most important thing is to always keep the lid on. It is essential.”
On Twitter, many Internet users made fun of this cooking. Some, a bit ironic, go so far as to advise eating cold pasta and not boiling it at all.
— Sirio (@siriomerenda) September 4, 2022
My perch accendere it gas per 2 minuti? Suvvia, se sacrificio deve esserci lo facciamo eating la pasta cruda direttamente… Siamo alla follia…
La ricetta della pasta a fuoco spento convince pure il Nobel della Fisica Giorgio Parisi https://t.co/f2G2wXd6of via @repubblica
—Claudio Gerino (@claudeger55) September 2, 2022
Others are content to thank Giorgio Parisi for having shed light on this trick that an Internet user learned thanks to the chemist Dario Bressanini, “I have been doing it for years, a long time ago and I do not need to ‘an extra minute.’
However, the physicist’s recipe took on unexpected proportions. Indeed, the Italian chef Antonio Colonna protests in the daily La Repubblica.
According to him, cooking pasta like this makes it “rubbery”. Some wonder about the usefulness of this debate, such as Barbara Gallavotti, Italian biologist and journalist.
La cosa assurda e tragica non è che un premio #Nobel e un grande chef si confrontino sulla cottura della #pasta, ma che decenni di spensieratezza energetica ci spingano ora a rimed casalinghi per risparmiare l’energia della cena. Meno male che c’è l’ironia di #Gramellini
— Barbara Gallavotti (@bgallavotti) September 6, 2022
According to her, it is tragic to dwell on such subjects at a time when energy issues are alarming.