The hole in the center of your spaghetti spoon or ladle serves a pretty useful purpose. Do you know what it is? I’m guessing you’re thinking it’s to drain the water from the cooked pasta when it’s ready to serve. That’s certainly what I thought it was for. But as it turns out, the hole in the center of the spoon is to measure out a perfect single serving of spaghetti.

We all know the joke:

So to measure the perfect portion, place the dried spaghetti in the hole in the spoon. Finally, we can all enjoy the right amount of spaghetti without having leftovers for the entire week.


Enjoy your perfectly portioned spaghetti. Why not try it with our simple pasta sauce recipe?

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