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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Jul 2, 2021

Why does pasta foam when the lid is on the pot, but the bubbles quickly disappear if I lift the lid? If all pasta is made from the same ingredients, why do we have so many pasta shapes? Did Marco Polo introduce pasta to Europe or was it all a marketing tale?


... We explain like i'm five!


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