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Cheat's Puttanesca
Sometimes, cheating isn't so bad. This sauce is the perfect example of that. I first tried spaghetti puttanesca when I was around 14 in a local family run Italian restaurant and absolutely hated it! I didn't like the olives, the bittiness (is that even a real word?) and the lack of sloppy sauciness... but I blame that once again on being a northerner.
Puttanesca comes from the word puttana in Italian which means whore, some say it came about as it was a quick sauce and meal that could be made between clients and others say its a slang term that was used in the same way we use the word sh*t, as in a bunch of sh*t from the cupboard thrown into a pan.*** 

Once 14 year old me found out the supposed origin and meaning of the word obviously I had to try it again, thanks to a combination of my juvenile sense of humour and unapologetically determined nature or stubborn if you ask JB. 

I didn't like it a third or fourth time but by dish 5 I was sold. It's a g…

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