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Why won't my sauce stick to my pasta?

thursday | Aug 7, 2009 10:09 PM

We've used jarred marinara, made slow-cooked homemade sauces with canned tomatoes and tomato paste, and homemade fast-cooked sauces with fresh tomatoes...and my sauce never seems to stick to the noodles. I've tried to find the answer to this online, but the only responses say not to rinse the noodles, not to add oil to the water, and not to add too much oil to the sauce. We don't do ANY of those things, and still, I can never seem to get a spaghetti noodle with sauce clinging to it the way I have in restaurants. Any hints?

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