A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 11, 2022
“Burnt spaghetti is called Al Dante”

"Al dente” shouldn’t be confused with “Al Dante” (cooked in Dante’s Inferno), but there are jokes.

“I like my pasta burnt to a crisp in the fires of hell, i.e. Al., Dante” was posted on Twitter by rose on August 6, 2021. “Burnt spaghetti called Al Dante” was posted on Twitter by Dimas R.H Wibowo on April 30, 2021. “What do you call heavily burnt pasta? Al Dante” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on May 11, 2022.

“An Italian restaurant served pasta cooked out of the eighth circle of hell. It was al Dante,” “How do they have their pasta in Hell?"/"Al Dante” and “I like to cook my pasta al Dante. I boil the hell out of them” are other “Al Dante” jokes.


Wikipedia: Al dente
In cooking, al dente /ælˈdɛnteɪ/ (Italian pronunciation: [al ˈdɛnte]) describes pasta or rice that is cooked to be firm to the bite. The etymology is Italian “to the tooth”.

In contemporary Italian cooking, the term identifies the ideal consistency for pasta and involves a brief cooking time. Molto al dente is the culinary term for slightly undercooked pasta. Undercooking pasta is used in the first round of cooking when a pasta dish is going to be cooked twice.

Wikipedia: Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri (Italian: [ˈdante aliˈɡjɛːri]), probably baptized Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri and often referred to simply as Dante (/ˈdɑːnteɪ, ˈdænteɪ, ˈdænti/, also US: /ˈdɑːnti/; c. 1265 – 14 September 1321), was an Italian poet, writer and philosopher. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio, is widely considered one of the most important poems of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.

Twitter
Mikkynga @ (´⊗ϖ⊗` و(و♪ ੪(⊗◡.⊖´੪)
@MikkytheHamster
i still think of that person who called burned pasta “al dante” and i die inside
1:41 PM · Apr 13, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
rose
@yellow_dusk
I like my pasta burnt to a crisp in the fires of hell, i.e. Al., Dante
3:08 PM · Aug 6, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Jay Solanki
@1linerbaba
My wife served me ‘Al dante barbequed rotis’ It was only when my pet refused to eat I realised it was burnt rotis.
11:37 AM · Oct 6, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Dimas R.H Wibowo
@dadimdum
Burnt spaghetti called Al Dante
8:24 AM · Apr 30, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/cripplingdedpression May 11, 2022
What do you call heavily burnt pasta?
Al Dante.

Twitter
JOKES BOT
@JOKE_BOT_
What do you call heavily burnt pasta?
Al Dante.
11:32 PM · May 11, 2022·Joke_bot__

Posted by Barry Popik
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