Does dried pasta float when cooked?

Chef's answer
Does pasta float when it's done? Only stuffed pasta like ravioli, tortellini, or mezzelune will float to the surface during cooking. This happens because the air inside them expands when heated, making the pasta noodles less dense than the water. When the noodles float, that doesn't necessarily mean that they're done.
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Hot dogs are fully cooked when you buy them from the store. Look at the label and it will say "fully cooked", so there is no need to cook them before eating them. When you put them in water to heat them, they will heat up but floating is not an indication of "done ness" nor of a specific temperature..
All frozen meat doesn't all float as it happens, nor does all thawed meat sink. ... But the meat item has to be waterlogged before it sinks, normally. It sinks because it is waterlogged and the boyancy granted by its shape is not enough to keep it afloat..
The smaller the lobster, the sweeter and more tender the meat. Ideally, a 1 1/4- to 1 1/2-pound lobster is always best when boiling, steaming or grilling. Boiling: ... The tails should begin to float toward the surface once the lobsters are cooked..
Deep fried fish will float to the surface when thoroughly cooked. Fish cooks best when it's evenly cut in a thickness of one inch.
Foods become floating when cooked because their density decreased to less than that of water, but some foods such as apples and peanuts increased in density on boiling water. From this experiment, you can tell when cooking chicken or dumplings, once you see them float, they are ready to eat..
If you cook at too high of a temperature (at a rolling boil, for example) that will push the meat and bones upwards. If you have a steamer basket, or a colander that fits in your pot, you can place that upside-down on top and place a weight on it to hold everything down..
Add enough water to cover the meat by 1 inch. NOTE: the briskets will float, so I put a heavy heat-resistant plate or bowl on top to keep them submerged.
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