Re: Comfort food.

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And add a working link?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 7:32 AM
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What exactly is puttanesca about it? I've lived a sheltered life.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 7:41 AM
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1: And I did!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 7:44 AM
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Wikipedia sez leaving out the anchovies is OK in some regions, so never mind. Though certainly you need a ton of garlic, at least.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 7:47 AM
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2: Quick to make, and no ingredients that aren't pantry staples. Ideal for the busy career woman on the go.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 7:48 AM
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The world's oldest recipe?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 7:51 AM
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I'm not sure how eating tons of garlic would provide a professional advantage to the type of career woman we're talking about here.

In terms of comfort food, I think I'm going to quickly start braising season. And maybe do a lobster in the near future with the nice Mersault that I've been saving up for a couple years as a way of shutting out unpleasant realities.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 8:58 AM
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7.1: boosts the immune system.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:00 AM
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Me(u)rsault: no Stranger to shutting out unpleasant realities.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:01 AM
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Anchovies: slatterns of the deep.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:04 AM
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Wikipedia sez leaving out the anchovies is OK in some regions

Yeah, but Wikipedia says a lot of stupid shit.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:13 AM
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I'm not sure how eating tons of garlic would provide a professional advantage to the type of career woman we're talking about here.

Apparently if you eat enough of the stuff your body sort of adjusts to it and you stop smelling of it. But you have to be seriously committed over a long time - like, several heads a day. Maybe you'd have to offer discounts while you were getting in shape.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:17 AM
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12: It's from Naples. Everybody was eating a ton of garlic and nobody could smell it on anybody else.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:20 AM
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like, several heads a day.

Oh, look, somebody left a bunch garlic sitting here on top of this low-hanging fruit!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:21 AM
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I'm thinking it's humorless of me to note, but I suspect fresh breath was not high on the qualifications for employment as a whore in a state-run whorehouse.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:23 AM
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15: Sure, push for privatized whorehouses you libertarian minty-fresh breath pusher.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:38 AM
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15: No doubt a problem easily fixed by a writ of Certs™iorari.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:43 AM
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The girls in the whorehouse George Clooney visits in the The American look like they smell very nice indeed. (Also, why isn't my name Violante Placido?)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:56 AM
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I'm struck by the names of Asian countries in the post, IYKWIM.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 10:08 AM
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I'm mostly struck, though, by how easy it is to put a comment on the wrong thread.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 10:09 AM
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Also, why isn't my name Violante Placido?

Because you haven't been at the trouble or expense of legally changing it?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 10:25 AM
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21: No, no. The name is only wonderful if one comes by it honestly.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 12:12 PM
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...gentelmenz.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 12:15 PM
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It's apparently the Italian version of "Yolanda," which, I mean, really. No comparison.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 12:16 PM
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By coincidence, right before I read this thread I had ordered spaghetti puttanesca. This version turned out to contain neither capers nor any noticeable quantity of garlic or anchovies. And it contained both ham and mushrooms. Italian immigration apparently never left much of a mark on this place. Relatedly, the restaurant was, as usual, half full of prostitutes.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 1:43 PM
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Relatedly, the restaurant was, as usual, half full of prostitutes.

Management consultants, or streetwalkers?


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 1:50 PM
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26: Lawyers who work in glass office buildings shouldn't throw stones.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 3:32 PM
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The girls in the whorehouse George Clooney visits in the The American look like they smell very nice indeed.

My thought process reading this: "I don't remember a whorehouse scene in The American -- I mean, Henry James writing a whorehouse scene? maybe there was some very elliptic phrase that was meant to allude to... oh, this must be a different The American."


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 3:41 PM
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But you remembered Henry James writing about George Clooney.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 3:42 PM
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Clooney seems old to play Christopher Newman, but it could have been an older movie I wasn't aware of.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 3:43 PM
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IS THIS THE PUDDING AND ICE CREAM THREAD?


Posted by: OPINIONATED CHILDREN | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 3:50 PM
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|| Whoa. Gang of Four song in an XBox commercial. |>


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 4:19 PM
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27 -- Leech isn't a lawyer (iirc); you might consider an apology.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 4:41 PM
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I don't see the point of eating puttanesca without anchovies and garlic.

Actually, I don't see the point of living without anchovies and garlic.


Posted by: piminnowcheez | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 6:19 PM
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Yeah, this was basically a post about me fucking up the dish. However, tonight I had some vegetable soup my roommate made, and it was delicious.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 6:45 PM
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STANLEY LIKE FOOD-MEAL.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 6:47 PM
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I thought puttanesca was supposed to be pungent so as to cover up the whorehouse perfume, and thus eaten by the menz after visiting said whorehouses. (This relies on the notion that the insult "you smell like a French whore" works also against Italian whores.)


Posted by: wrenae | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:00 PM
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no ingredients that aren't pantry staples

Not for Stanley, obviously.

@32: ||Whoa. "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" in a Subaru commercial ||


Posted by: Dr Paisley | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:10 PM
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"If I Should Fall From Grace With God" in a Subaru commercial

Holy Shit!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:18 PM
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I'm waiting for Sir Mix-a-Lot to sell out because that's where the genius commercials are going to be coming from.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:25 PM
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"Baby Got Bacne"?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:32 PM
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"Baby Got Back Ribs"?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:35 PM
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"Baby Got Mac"?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:36 PM
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Apo called 1-800-MIX-ALOT not so long ago. Somebody has it and that is an obvious issue.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:36 PM
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Now Lord Mix-a-Lot, after his father's untimely death.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:43 PM
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I think that this counts.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11- 3-10 9:48 PM
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Leech isn't a lawyer (iirc); you might consider an apology

You're right as usual, charley. I am a commercial real estate broker. Is the apology intended for me or to the members of the bar who would be offended by association with such?


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 11- 4-10 3:11 PM
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