from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cooking sauce made from tomato flavoured with garlic, anchovies, capers and olives.


From Italian puttanesca ("like a prostitute"), from puttana ("prostitute"). (Wiktionary)



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  • C'mon over and we'll all have pasta!

    July 10, 2007

  • And at the risk of ruining mine, I must confess that I love eating it!

    The puttanesca, I mean.

    July 10, 2007

  • Literally, whore's pasta. From the Italian "puttana," or "prostitute." There are several accounts of why it came to be called this.

    At the risk of ruining my reputation, I must confess that I like to make puttanesca.

    July 10, 2007