Puttanesca Sauce (literally “whore’s spaghetti” in Italian) is a spicy, tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish invented in the mid-20th century. The ingredients are typical of Southern Italian cuisine. Ingredients include chopped garlic, diced onions and anchovies are sautéed in olive oil. Chopped chili peppers, black olives, capers, diced tomatoes and oregano are added along with salt and black pepper to taste. The cook then reduces this mixture by simmering anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes depending on the amount of sauce being prepared. Once cooked, it is poured over spaghetti cooked al dente. The final touch is a topping of parsley.