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A rose remains a rose, but spaghetti go puttanesca would they retain their spiciness under another name? The name of this dish – which can be translated as “whore or slut spaghetti”depending on how coarse it is desired – and the mythology surrounding it explains its popularity as much as its voluptuous taste.

Were the prostitutes of Naples getting ready for puttanesca between two clients, a quick but invigorating way to recharge your batteries? Was her enticing smell a way to lure customers into their bedrooms?

Whether or not there is any truth to these stories, hopefully these ladies brushed their teeth carefully afterwards. With its spicy mix of anchovies, garlic, capers and olives, the puttanesca is not a dish that is eaten by proxy.

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1843 (London)

In March 2016, The Economist changed the format of its bimonthly Intelligent Life to open it up more to the world, and renamed it 1843 – reference to the year of creation of the famous British weekly. Designed to be read “when we slow down, during the weekend or on vacation”, 1843 uses the network of correspondents of The Economist around the world and to specialized freelancers to deal with various subjects: culture, design, fashion, technology, gastronomy, travel… Since 2020, the publication only exists online.

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