How Cooking Can Help Solve the Water Crisis | Epicurious

How Cooking Can Help Solve the Water Crisis | Epicurious


The problem
with water is simple. There’s not enough of it. Sure, in many places, the grass is lush, and water seems to flow, or even overflow. But it may not always be that way. Because as weather patterns change, droughts will happen more
often, and in more places. And at the rate Americans use water, we won’t have the water we
need when these droughts hit. There are obvious answers
to the water crisis. Stop watering the lawn, stop
taking such long showers. There are other places to sing, you know. And one of the answers is cooking. Fact: a family of four uses 100 gallons of water every year just to boil pasta. Cut that water in half, in thirds even, and the pasta cooks just as well. And you can go one step further by simply boiling the pasta
right in your tomato sauce. Just add enough water to get the sauce to cover the noodles. It works. And if everybody in America cooked their pasta this way,
we’d save billions of gallons of water every year. Plenty of water to clean the pot with.

4 thoughts on “How Cooking Can Help Solve the Water Crisis | Epicurious

  • What was the source for the statistics for this video?? I have my water bills for the last 11 years, the current average usage for both me and my wife is currently 100 gallons/day. Which would be 50 gals/person/day. That's a far cry from the 1,000 gallons /day in the video. Even when I lived in a house in Arizona with a pool and irrigation, it was only 350-400gals/day, or 175-200 gals/person/day Seems to me if the 'average' is 1000gals/person/day, a lot of people are just wasting water. Or the statistics count more than just residential water usage.

    I did appreciate the tip about boiling pasta in the sauce. Did you also know that one can make hard boiled eggs in about a quarter inch of water as long as it as the pan has a lid on it?? It's more steaming that boiling, but it works great!

  • I read somewhere that there are other countries in the world , beside America.
    Maybe they could also use that technique. They might even have internet and have access to this video.

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