February 7 is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

February 7, 2015 at 2:31 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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Who would not want to celebrate at least once a year a wonderful plate of ribbon pasta cooked with butter and parmesan cheese?  Most don’t know that pastas was actually seldom served at American tables 100 years ago.  The age of mass production of foods and their distributions coincided with the discovery of Italian foods. The rest is history.

Here are today’s five thing to 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…

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