Do you know the funny theory about pulling a strand of spaghetti out of the water and throwing it against the wall to see if the spaghetti is ready? Well, unless your aim is to be eccentric or to get your kitchen dirty, the Italians think this makes no sense at all. Just taste it, or break it in two halves to see if it’s ready or not. Also, any good pasta cook will tell you not to rinse the pasta after getting out of the boiler. Don’t worry, it will not stick, you’re about to add a sauce on it in few seconds.