Dried pasta is made in a factory. The pasta dough usually includes extra ingredients you won’t find in fresh pasta, is extruded in a machine, dried to remove all moisture, and packaged for shipment. We all know that dried pasta is cooked by simply dumping it into a pot of boiling water. As the noodles soften, the pasta sheds much of its starch into the water; not necessarily a bad thing, because that starchy pasta water can be awesome at thinning sauces. What is lost, however, is the flavour of the pasta.