National Fettuccine Alfredo Day is observed annually on February 7th.
Alfredo di Lelio, an Italian restaurateur, created Fettuccine Alfredo in 1908. After his wife had given birth to their first son that year, she did not have an appetite. To help encourage her to eat, he created a dish of noodles, cheese and butter. She liked the dish so much that she thought he should put it on the menu at his small restaurant in Rome. Everyone around the world has been enjoying this dish ever since. Today it is one of the most popular pasta dishes in America.
HOW TO OBSERVE
You can enjoy this delicious pasta at a favorite restaurant or try this delicious recipe at home: Primo Fettuccine Alfredo recipe.
From Foodimentary.com: Here are today’s food finds about fettuccine:
Fettuccine is a flat, thick noodle made of flour and egg.(literally meaning “little ribbons” in Italian)
The original recipe for Fettuccine “Alfredo” is pasta made from fettucine noodles tossed with one part parmesan cheese and 3 parts butter.
It was named by an Italian restaurateur at his restaurant Alfredo on the Via della Scrofa in Rome in 1914.
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.
There are authentic “Alfredo’s” restaurants in the US, Alfredo’s at Rockefeller Center in New York City is the most well known.