A MICHELIN-star chef has revealed that people have been cooking their pasta all wrong.
Paul Foster often posts culinary advice on popular social media site TikTok and has said that one common myth will cost you a fortune.
Paul, who owns his own Michelin-star restaurant 'Salt' in Stratford-upon-Avon, definitely knows his way around a kitchen.
And the experienced cook said one "old wives tale" needs to be dispelled.
The top chef reminded anyone cooking that "oil in pasta water is a waste".
Paul said: "It does not stop it sticking, that's why so many people do it.
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"People say yeah drop a bit of oil in, makes it stick together – rubbish.
"Remember science at school? Water and oil doesn't mix.
Paul urged anyone watching who didn't know this that the common myth "will do nothing" for your cooking.
"People are using good quality stuff like extra virgin olive oil.
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"Just let it cook nicely, give it some respect and use lots of water," he added.
The experienced chef is a popular figure on TikTok, often helping budding chefs to learn handy tips and tricks.
He often posts hacks and recipes which are easily cooked up from home for those with less experience in the kitchen.
Paul's videos have racked up 1.5 million likes and he has amassed over 120,000 followers.
As always, TikTokers were quick to take to the comment section to weigh in with their opinion.
Some were stunned at Paul's revelation and admitted they did not know the myth wasn't true.
One user commented: "I thought oil stops the pasta sticking together, if you want to keep some for the next day."
"Never used oil cooking pasta. Use straight away when cooked and it’s fine," said a second.
Another TikToker said: "Never used oil cooking pasta. Use straight away when cooked and it’s fine."
Confirming Paul's wisdom, one user added: "Never used oil cooking pasta. Use straight away when cooked and it’s fine."
Top chef Paul, from Coventry, crowdfunded his Michelin Star restaurant on Kickstarter.
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It comes after the expert cook told viewers that they had been poaching their eggs "all wrong".
He said that many budding cooks didn't know that the right way shuns a key ingredient.
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