Here comes the spaghetti all’arrabbiatta from Casper & Gambini’s (here) in Beirut. Do you know why it’s called Arrabbiatta? Because it tastes “fiery and passionate” – “like Arabs”, this is what I read. True, Arabs are passionate and fiery and emotional. If even Italians (!) say so, it must be true. But is there anything bad about being passionate? Passions give life a special taste, make it more intense, more palpable, more visible, more audible, even more edible. More tiring too, sometimes, that’s true… Think of all the energy that gets lost while arguing, shouting, crying and fighting. Maybe we should stick to positive passions only, like loving, desiring, dreaming – and eating Italian!