Binging with Babish: Pasta Puttanesca from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

  • Published: 12 June 2018
  • Pasta puttanesca can mean many things - a bonding moment for a family enduring unspeakable tragedy. A peace offering to a conniving, distant relative and his wannabe-drama-nerd-cronies. A "prostitute pasta", its literal translation from Italian to English. Whatever pasta puttanesca means to you, it's basically a bunch of anchovies and olives mashed into spaghetti, and it tastes better than it sounds.

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Comments • 5 225

  • TechStacker
    TechStacker  16 hours back

    I've found that the trick to using Anchovies — if you don't like their taste — is to use just a tiny bit compared to what most recipes recommend and then cook them for a while. This way they will enrich pretty much any sauce with their glorious umami flavor, without overpowering with their nasty fish taste.

    • Daniel Mitchell
      Daniel Mitchell  1 days back

      Parmesan on puttanesca?

      Really. Le gout des autres...

      • The Salty Dog
        The Salty Dog  2 days back


        • RedMasterJV
          RedMasterJV  2 days back


          • Mark Joseph
            Mark Joseph  2 days back

            Pasta Putanaydamo

            • Tyler Griffin
              Tyler Griffin  3 days back

              Babish: Don't chop it with your teeth, be sanitary, don't be gross
              Also Babish: *adds sweat and blood to a chocolate cake and uses his tears to salt an adventure time sandwich*

              • PineyTheElder
                PineyTheElder  4 days back

                The movie pasta scene was more satisfying then the tv show

                • Genevieve Pope
                  Genevieve Pope  4 days back

                  I am gutted the clip was from the Jim Carrey film

                  • jonnyjames3
                    jonnyjames3  4 days back

                    Olives should be a war crime.

                    • Reilly Evans
                      Reilly Evans  5 days back

                      The way I absolutely stood upright when you decided to talk about the Capitals. My two worlds colliding.

                      • Creamyguya
                        Creamyguya  5 days back

                        Some say this pasta can help with getting rid of pesky cavities.

                        • Mel Cyrenne
                          Mel Cyrenne  6 days back

                          The Tony Soprano stabbing of pasta.

                          • Kizi Stuidios
                            Kizi Stuidios  6 days back

                            My favorite book

                            • Billy Hernandez
                              Billy Hernandez  6 days back

                              >Pleasant conversation
                              I love you Babish, but pick one 😌

                              • Valёk
                                Valёk  6 days back

                                Also from Jojo

                                • Ma Sar
                                  Ma Sar  1 weeks back

                                  Hahah you are the best mate!

                                  • Seagull
                                    Seagull  1 weeks back

                                    I was going to hit the like button right up until the very end

                                    • Ethan Moore
                                      Ethan Moore  1 weeks back

                                      Babish: you guys playing fortnite?
                                      Me: we don't do that here.

                                      • Evan Larson
                                        Evan Larson  1 weeks back

                                        Your quip at 1:10 makes me wonder if it’d be at all possible to roll out and pasta-ize playdoh

                                        • Peppermink
                                          Peppermink  2 weeks back

                                          This is my father's favourite meal

                                          • serina li
                                            serina li  2 weeks back

                                            my guy the Italian mafia be coming after you after you put cheese on a fish dish,, I cannot deal

                                            • bekyuubi
                                              bekyuubi  2 weeks back

                                              Resting dough room temperature = what temperature exactly? If it's too hot or too cold what is going to happen to the dough?

                                              • Fer Lopez
                                                Fer Lopez  2 weeks back

                                                Es la pasta de los putos jajajajajaj

                                                • Gloria Morgan
                                                  Gloria Morgan  2 weeks back

                                                  1:56 FRASIER IS MY JAM they just don't make 'em like that anymore

                                                  • David Nelson
                                                    David Nelson  2 weeks back

                                                    I know a cute little bit of information about Puttanesca sauce. There was a time in Venice (Marco Polo years) when there were so many prostitutes that they had to offer something special to attract customers. They settled into making Puttanesca sauce. The smells would waft out the windows. Men would walk up & down the boulevards noticing what smelled the best to them. It became known as the smell of a prostitute.

                                                    • Loya Frostwind
                                                      Loya Frostwind  3 weeks back

                                                      Nonna Luisa brand puttanesca sauce is the best store brand (jar) sauce I've found so far. I get it at Mollie Stone's grocery stores.

                                                      • John de Leon
                                                        John de Leon  3 weeks back

                                                        careful saying that in PH or spanish colonies

                                                        • Synthia
                                                          Synthia  3 weeks back

                                                          Duos bro?

                                                          • Charles Cantave
                                                            Charles Cantave  3 weeks back

                                                            U were thiccc

                                                            • Nayan Debnath
                                                              Nayan Debnath  3 weeks back

                                                              Do a Peking duck like Chinese movies

                                                              • Justin Colavita
                                                                Justin Colavita  3 weeks back

                                                                what are your guys go-to alternative to all the plastic wrap he uses in his videos. I love Babish but I am always skipping the plastic wrap when I follow his stuff. Bowl and towel, air tight container... etc. Just curious what you guys like the most.

                                                                • Major _Lemons
                                                                  Major _Lemons  3 weeks back

                                                                  I choked because bwb knows one of my favorite book series and shows ever but now I have a recipe to make

                                                                  • Spidem
                                                                    Spidem  3 weeks back

                                                                    "From the critically acclaimed Netflix series"
                                                                    **Sad book series noises**

                                                                    • wro
                                                                      wro  3 weeks back

                                                                      "Your favorite Kelsey Grammer and
                                                                      David Hyde Pierce show" is there another show?

                                                                      • Jurassic Productions
                                                                        Jurassic Productions  3 weeks back

                                                                        Really feel like making this for my seventh and eighth grade school librarian since she loves the book series, and got me into them in the first place.

                                                                        • Mr Lasagna
                                                                          Mr Lasagna  3 weeks back

                                                                          HOLY SHIT, IS THAT A /motherfucking/ JOJO REFERENCE

                                                                          • Mr. BlueSky
                                                                            Mr. BlueSky  4 weeks back

                                                                            Ah yes, the SoUE series, or my childhood trauma and source of reasonable distrust in authority figures.

                                                                            • Giorgio Larriva
                                                                              Giorgio Larriva  4 weeks back

                                                                              I was kinda expecting the pasta scene from the 2005 movie .

                                                                              • Eddie Kaywood
                                                                                Eddie Kaywood  4 weeks back

                                                                                I read the book in 8th grade

                                                                                • Monocle Squid
                                                                                  Monocle Squid  4 weeks back

                                                                                  You mean from Jojo?

                                                                                  • Joseph Waters
                                                                                    Joseph Waters  4 weeks back

                                                                                    OK, but where’s the roast beef!? 🤣🤣🤣 Just kidding; haven’t even watched the video, and it already looks good!

                                                                                    • inmydarkesthour 22
                                                                                      inmydarkesthour 22  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Oh no pls no cheese with this dish 😅😶

                                                                                      • Ethan R
                                                                                        Ethan R  4 weeks back

                                                                                        I like my chicken

                                                                                        Al dente

                                                                                        • Auggie Ciorra
                                                                                          Auggie Ciorra  1 months back

                                                                                          go penguins

                                                                                          • Lord man
                                                                                            Lord man  1 months back

                                                                                            6:21 As an Italian, you can't imagine how relieved I was

                                                                                            • ILsupereroe67
                                                                                              ILsupereroe67  1 months back

                                                                                              Butter? 🤦‍♂️

                                                                                              • Your Classic MacBook
                                                                                                Your Classic MacBook  1 months back

                                                                                                I have waited and waited and I’m very offended that not a single JoJo reference has been typed in this comment section 😩

                                                                                                • smeef met meer smeef
                                                                                                  smeef met meer smeef  1 months back

                                                                                                  Babish: you guys playing fortnite?

                                                                                                  Fortnite: *black hole*

                                                                                                  Me: ah finally inner peace.