Why I want to be mentor: I have, I\'d say, a huge knowledge on pasta :)
Lesson Learned: You shouldn\'t put the pasta in boiling water and simply wait for the cooking minutes suggested. You should taste it and see if it\'s okay or needs some more cooking. Never, Never take off the pasta without trying one first!
Tip: Did you know that, to enrich the pasta flavour for certain recipes, you can cook it in bouillon/broth, like often chefs do?