In Italy, while the government’s new precautionary decisions regarding the energy crisis are awaited, savings recommendations in daily life are coming to the fore more and more frequently.
Nobel laureate Professor Giorgio Parisi also shared a recipe on how to cook pasta by saving gas.
Physics professor Parisi, who received the Nobel Prize in 2021, received great interaction with the pasta recipe he shared on Facebook and became the subject of the news.
In the formula that Parisi shared with a quote from someone else, after the water boils, the pasta is poured into the pasta and cooked for two minutes, then the stove is turned off.
With the lid of the pot closed, the pasta is left to cook without fire.
In the cooking method, which is widely used for pasta, one of the national dishes of Italians, the pasta is cooked over the fire for the time specified on the package after being thrown into boiling water.
This time is usually around 10 minutes for dry pasta.
It is stated that with the method shared by Parisi, gas will be saved during the 8-minute cooking time.
The physics professor’s post received hundreds of likes on Facebook, and many in the comments said that they had tried cooking pasta this way before and it worked.
Some commentators have suggested that even more energy can be saved by heating the water in the sun before putting it in the pot, or by not waiting for the 2-minute boiling time.
On the other hand, there were those who called this method ‘disgusting’ and argued that it would be better to save energy in other ways, such as using public transport.
The temperature of the heaters will be lowered
The energy crisis, which is expected to escalate in the next autumn and winter months, pushed the political power to seek new measures. The government is expected to prepare a new austerity package in a few days.
According to the Italian press, the package may also include measures such as operating the heaters included in the central system for 2 hours less per day and keeping them 2 degrees lower.
The pasta recipe of the Nobel physics professor and the package of measures that the government is working on were published in the newspaper La Repubblica today.
The newspaper presented this news with the introduction, “After taking a quick shower, with heaters on 2 degrees low, we will eat spaghetti cooked on a closed stove by candlelight”.
Let summer time be permanent
A group of scientists also called for summer time throughout the year to save energy.
Italian Environmental Medicine Association (Sima) stated that an average of 1 hour of sunlight and heat gain per day can be achieved by spreading the summer time application throughout the year. According to the association, approximately 1 billion Euros can be saved in the first 2 years in this way.
Sima President Alessandro Miani, in his statements to the Italian press, argued that this method will not only provide benefits in terms of economy, but also in terms of environment and health.
Miani says, “Environmental benefits are achieved by reducing CO2 emissions. In addition, having an extra hour of sunlight has a positive effect on health, enabling us to produce more serotonin and thus be more cheerful, positive and energetic.