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A Hole New World

What the hole in your spaghetti spoon is actually for
Photo Credit: Katie Foster/Tasting Table 

Weeknight pasta dishes are a no-brainer, right? Whether it’s carbonara or cacio e pepe, they’re so ingrained in your dinner rotation that you never have to give them much thought.

Like most things you take for granted, however, this dinner routine warrants another look. Sure, there’s always room for a recipe upgrade (almond, dill, sardine bucatini, anyone?), but today, thanks to the folks over at Popular Mechanics, we’re not talking about the noodles, but about your utensils.

The hole in the middle of your spaghetti spoon measures individual pasta portions.

Photo Credit: Amazon

If it seems too obvious to be true, just check out this Amazon description for confirmation: “Hole in head measures one portion of dry spaghetti.”

Reddit (of course) surfaced the concept months ago, and Popular Mechanics took note when an Imgur user recently resurfaced the idea. The magazine calls this “pretty close to life-changing,” and we couldn’t agree more.

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Of course, now that pasta is healthy, according to science, we may help ourselves to more than just one serving.

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