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Italian meals!

Postby AmyT » 16 Dec 2004, 01:01

Pasta Puttanesca is my favorite!!

My friend Megan makes this for me all the time and tells me that 'ladies of the night' used to make this for their 'John's'. I was wondering, is there any truth to that? It's an awesome easy dish either way.
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Postby ptimber » 16 Dec 2004, 02:22

It's name means something made quick so she can fornicate asap. Peter
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Postby AmyT » 17 Dec 2004, 07:03

Thats hilarious. Its a great dish. I like 'easy' meals I guess.
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Postby JamesBianco » 07 Jan 2005, 21:21

Is it just me or has Puttanesca gained even great popularity of late in the US. I grew up in a very Italian household, with very traditional southern Italian cooking, yet I had never heard of it before. Seems like these days its on the TV , in the movies , and all over our Grocery Shelves. I wonder why?


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Postby AmyT » 07 Jan 2005, 21:44

NO idea!! I have had it a lot recently, but had never heard of it before about 5 years ago. I have a lot of friends who travel a lot and are Italian though. I just figured it was always popular.
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Postby ptimber » 07 Jan 2005, 21:53

It always was a popular quick fix dinner for people on the run and can be altered with "stuff". It has always been around but now is popular because people are more lazy and rely on prepared foodstuffs and have no knowledge of the culinary arts...in effect being what the plate suggests ....lazy whores. Peter
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Postby AmyT » 07 Jan 2005, 22:06

:lol: OMG... I'm cracking up...

While I must protest that I am not a whore, nor have I ever been easy, I am lazy about certain things, and sometimes dinner is one of them.. :lol:
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Postby ptimber » 07 Jan 2005, 22:07

see you give proof to the old adage americanasfacciata!! Peter
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Postby AmyT » 07 Jan 2005, 22:11

:P

I make up for it in other ways!
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Postby ptimber » 07 Jan 2005, 22:19

Oh my!!!! Peter
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Postby AmyT » 07 Jan 2005, 22:33

I live to amuse. :wink:

AND I proclaim/maintain that it is still a fabulous meal!
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Postby ptimber » 07 Jan 2005, 22:40

Can I come and grate the cheese? peter
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Postby AmyT » 07 Jan 2005, 22:57

Yes please do, I obviously have no knack for it! :lol:

I made stuffed shells last night. I also made my own sauce to bake over them! It was definitely a hit, but I don't think of stuffed shells as a very 'Italian' meal.

I love new recipies, but as I am a limited chef, I may need extra direction should someone ever so kindly post a tasty dish.
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Postby ptimber » 07 Jan 2005, 23:04

stuffed shells is a meal and since you are an artist of sorts use olive oil and garlic and steam vegetable with them, make sauce, cook pease, lentils and beans with them and VIOLA! your cooking. Always sautee and never burn anything. Peter
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Postby AmyT » 07 Jan 2005, 23:13

See I knew I forgot something!

I made a spinach salad instead with dried cranberries and feta cheese.. There I go again being lazy with cooking.. :lol: (we really need new emoticons there are great ones at my other site that would have been much more appropriate for my self effacing humor)
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