The answer is yes and no.
The breaking of pasta is a tradition in Italy, although it is not a widespread practice. The most common reason for breaking pasta is that it helps to dry the pasta faster (which makes it easier to store). Some people also believe that pasta tastes better when broken.
In Italy, it is illegal to break spaghetti because it represents a violation of the law against falsifying food products. Spaghetti should be long and straight, not broken into shorter lengths. In fact, if you break spaghetti while cooking it, you may end up with some very long pieces that are difficult to eat with a fork!
In addition, if you are serving spaghetti at an event like a wedding or dinner party where people will be eating with forks and knives, it may be more appropriate to use bucatini (a thick spaghetti-like noodle) instead of spaghetti.
Last modified: September 5, 2022