(especially of pasta) cooked so as not to be too soft; firm to the bite:
spaghetti al dente.
The rich, tangy sauce is a perfect foil for the tender green stalks, which should be cooked until just al dente.
What to Eat: Spring Salads Cookstr.com April 5, 2010
Add the spaghetti and cook for eight minutes, testing it regularly toward the end to ensure it remains al dente.
Eco-Chic Safari Sophie Menin July 26, 2010
(of a pasta dish) cooked so as to be firm when eaten
1935, Italian, literally “to the tooth,” from Latin dent (see tooth).
- Al farabi
died a.d. 950, Arab philosopher. Historical Examples Al Farabi is said to have taught the eternity of the world and to have denied the permanent individuality of the soul. A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations Joseph Mazzini Wheeler It was a commentary of Al Farabi on the metaphysics of Aristotle. Mystics […]
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to the end (a direction, as after a da capo or dal segno, to continue to fine, the indicated end).
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