How Italians Cook Their Pasta: 1. Bring a pot of 2 cups of water to a boil. 2. When the water boils, add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. 3. add 2 oz (55 g) of dry pasta per person to the boiling water. (To get the best taste and texture, the pasta should not be added to the water prior to boiling). 4. Cook the pasta for 14-16 minutes. 5. Once the pasta is cooked to your desired texture, drain the pasta and serve with your favorite recipe. Buon appetito! Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.