Fettuccine Alfredo Day
February 7 is Fettuccine Alfredo Day because it marks the day in 1914, when Italian restaurateur Alfredo di Lelio first created the dish. Di Lelio was inspired to create the rich and creamy sauce after his pregnant wife experienced a loss of appetite. He hoped that combining her favorite ingredients – butter, cream, and Parmesan cheese – would tempt her taste buds.
His creation quickly became a favorite among international celebrities like Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, who visited Rome’s restaurant and praised the dish to their friends. Since then, Fettuccine Alfredo has become a classic comfort food worldwide.
Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic Italian dish that has been around for centuries. On February 7 each year, Fettuccine Alfredo Day celebrates this beloved culinary treat. The traditional recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo consists of long pasta noodles tossed with butter, cream, and parmesan cheese. It is rich, creamy, and utterly delicious. Restaurants all over the world serve their own version of the dish on Fettuccine Alfredo Day – from simple recipes to more complex variations with added ingredients like mushrooms or truffle oil.
So why not get together with your friends and family on Fettuccine Alfredo Day and have yourself a feast of Italian-style deliciousness? One bite, and you’ll be sure to understand why this dish has been around for centuries. Salute! Buon appetito!
Eager to taste this classic dish for yourself? Here’s an easy recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo that you can try out on February 7th.
– 8 ounces of Fettuccine Pasta
– 2 tablespoons butter
– ½ cup heavy cream
– 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
– Salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook the fettuccine pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain the fettuccine when it is al dente (tender but slightly firm to the bite).
2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cream and stir until combined. Reduce the heat to low and add the Parmesan cheese, stirring continuously until well blended.
3. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper as desired.
4. Add the cooked fettuccini to the sauce and toss lightly to combine. Serve with extra Parmesan cheese on top.