The worst part about spaghetti is waiting so long for that huge pot of water to boil. And it’s also a big waste of water. Well food channel  just changed everything. Harold McGee, author of Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes, shows us a genius secret that seems so obvious now.

You can make pasta in a small pan by just adding one and a half quarts of cold water to your pasta, then cooking at medium high heat. McGee claims the noodles won’t stick at first because the water starts cold. When done you can use the remaining water to make a great sauce.

Of course, many professional chefs are screaming at their computer screens that this is not the proper way to make pasta, as the noodles actually need a lot of water and room to come out just right.