This past week's menu update read:
Spaghetti a la Puttanesca is also known as Whore's Spaghetti...intriguing. Upon further examination, our other friend Merriam-Webster confirms this pasta's whoredom.
Etymology: Italian, short for alla puttanesca, literally, in the style of a prostitute: served with or being a pungent tomato sauce typically containing olives, garlic, capers, hot peppers
I'm now slightly concerned. So many questions! Is "pungent" a good thing? Are whores good cooks? ANCHOVIES!?!
My coworker and I decided that the Italian Mafia must have actually been in charge of naming pasta dishes. Lasagna actually means drug dealer. And cannolis is just a fancy word for bootleggers. You might think twice now next time you order your Linguini Alfredo, or you could wind up mezza morta.
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