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Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

February 7

is

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Five things you should know about 

Fettuccine Alfredo

  1. Fettuccine is a flat thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)
  2. The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter. Alfredo sauce is the emulsified liquids that form the smooth and rich coating on the pasta.
  3. It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914. Said to have been a dish he made at home but for years was too reluctant to sell to his customers because it was so rich.
  4. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, early movie stars, fell in love with the dish while on their honeymoon in 1927. This helped to make the dish and Alfredo world famous.
  5. There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants…

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