An ``environmentally friendly pasta cooking method'' that reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80% is introduced, but it is a lie or a serious debate
Pasta maker Barilla introduced a new pasta cooking method called 'passive cooking'. The cooking method is a method of extinguishing the fire in 2 minutes after boiling, and it was claimed that `` carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by up to 80% compared to the conventional method '', but the cooking method net users I got a rush from.
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Passive cooking is said to have originated in the late 19th century. The cooking method is to put the pasta in boiling water, boil it for 2 minutes, turn off the heat, cover the pot and wait for a while.
Barilla has drilled down specifically on the 'wait a while' instruction, and has detailed a table detailing 'how many minutes to wait' for each type of pasta they sell. For example, spaghetti ' Barilla No. 5 ', which is commonly used, takes 9 minutes to boil normally, but in the case of passive cooking, it should be boiled for 2 minutes and waited for 8 minutes.
PASSIVE COOKING TIMING GUIDE
(PDF file) https://www.barilla.com//-/media/images/shared/passive-cooking/download/passive-cooking-timing-guide.pdf
Barilla says, 'Passive cooking reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80%. Around 16 million tons of pasta are produced worldwide, which means around 400 million servings of pasta are eaten every day.' If this cooking method is adopted by many people, it will have a great impact on the global environment.' However, net users paid attention to the fact that it was written 'except for the boiling stage' in the note.
Hacker News user mattmaroon said, ``Water has a very high specific heat, there is more water than noodles, and it takes much more energy to heat the water than the noodles.Passive Cooking recommends turning off when it boils, but most people switch to low heat at the same time, so you're only saving energy in the last 25% of the process. Okay,' he
On the contrary, ``Even if you put the lid on and turn off the heat, the water inside won't get very cold in 10 minutes. However, I've never failed. You can try it yourself and decide.'
Passive cooking was recommended by Giorgio Parisi, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics, from the viewpoint of ``reducing energy consumption'', but chef Antonello Colonna and others said, ``If you cook like this, the pasta will be like rubber. It has a texture . It cannot be used in high-end restaurants.' However, with fuel costs soaring due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, etc., there are voices welcoming such energy saving laws.
In addition, Barilla designed a device that can perform passive cooking more accurately and released it as open source. This device is used by pairing with a smartphone, and when attached to the lid of the pot, it detects boiling and notifies you to put pasta in, and sounds an alarm to turn off the fire two minutes later.
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