The term spaghetti comes from the Italian word spago, which quite aptly means ‘thin string’. It is one of the oldest and most well-known pasta in Italia and some even claim that its origins lie in the ancient world of Marco Polo.Each strand is perfectly equipped to accompany this week’s limited edition plant-based puttanesca sauce. Born in Naples, the largest city of the Campania region, which is also home to the Amalfi Coast, puttanesca is a gutsy, tomato-based sauce, made with plenty of garlic. Traditionally, it’s also made with anchovies which offer a deep, savoury taste. We’ve found, though, that the inclusion of fresh olives and capers, salty and savoury in their own right, is more than ample to give this sauce its characteristic flavour.
The backstory of pasta “alla puttanesca”, too, is equally full of character. The term ‘’pasta alla puttanesca’’ quite literally refers to pasta made ‘’in the manner of a prostitute”. Shocking, we know! Food writers have debated the nomenclature since the dish emerged in the 60s, but the common understanding, though not uttered by more squeamish commentators, is that the dish was born in Naples’ case di appuntamenti (‘’appointment houses’’). We hope you’ll be able to infer the meaning of an ‘’appuntamento’’, so we needn’t utter it. As preparing the puttanesca sauce was a labour of mere minutes - indeed, simply ‘’throwing whatever together’’ - this could be done between other, er, obligations.
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Flour Blend (White Rice, Brown Rice, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Buckwheat, Maize, Sorghum, White Teff, Xanthan Gum), Water, Sunflower Oil, Turmeric Powder
Tomatoes, Olives, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Basil, Garlic, Capers, Salt, Dried Red Chillies
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Calories per serving: 548kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 702kJ
- Calories 169kcal
- Fat 8.2g
- Of which saturates 1.7g
- Carbohydrates 15.7g
- Of which sugars 2.8g
- Protein 7.2g
- Salt 1.2g