We thought we knew the basics.

  1. Boil water in a large pot. To make sure pasta doesn’t stick together, use at least 4 quarts of water for every pound of noodles.
  2. Salt the water with at least a tablespoon—more is fine. The salty water adds flavor to the pasta.
  3. Add pasta. …
  4. Stir the pasta. …
  5. Test the pasta by tasting it. …
  6. Drain the pasta.

Turns out we have been doing it all wrong. We tried it to test if the method works, and it works beautifully.

The video from chowhound shows the correct ( read shorter cooking time) way of boiling pasta.