Pasta is easy, delicious and enjoyed by many cultures, but because of its popularity, there are a number of common misconceptions about the proper way to prepare it. Should you salt the water? Do you need to rinse the noodles after they've cooked? 

Check out the slideshow above for the truth behind the 14 biggest myths about cooking pasta.

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