Spaghetti alla Puttanesca is an absolutely delicious classic Italian dish made with tomatoes, olives, capers, anchovies, garlic, and chili flakes. Its name translates as "Pasta in the way a whore would make it". The reason for the dish having such a name is debated. Some say it refers to the spicy, pungent aroma produced by its ingredients that enticed passing customers; others claim realistically that this out-of-the-larder dish was the quickest meal prostitutes could prepare between customers. Today people cook it because it has a remarkable flavor, is quick and easy to prepare, and is made of ingredients easily kept on hand. Assuming you have the staples on hand, including brine-cured black olives, anchovies, and capers, this colorful and spicy dish can be put together in less than an hour.