you're not sure what to do today then get ready for a creamy one
because it's National Fettuccine Alfredo Day! Widen up your
noodles and slap on some white sauce! Let's get right into
celebrating National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Fettuccine alfredo is such a common and well-loved pasta
that there's no wonder why it has its own holiday. There is no real
reason for this day other than the fact that people love the creamy
goodness of this white sauce. So stop with the questions and grab a
fork! This pasta dish was created by Alfredo di Lelio in 1914
because he modified fettuccine al burro so that his pregnant wife could
keep her food down. Burro means butter and di Lelio pretty much tripled
the amount of butter for his wife and Parmesan cheese is added to
thicken up to sauce. Once she was able to eat normally again, he added
the dish to the menu at his restaurant called Alfredo alla Scrofa. As
you can tell, the dish was named after him.
In 1927, Mary
Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks came into the restaurant, while on their
honeymoon, and ordered some fettuccine alfredo. They loved it so much
that they started serving it to their friends when they got back to
Hollywood and the popularity of the dish spread like wildfire. They
also gave di Lelio a golden fork and spoon and had their picture taken
of them eating in his restaurant which was put up on their wall to show
that even celebrities love his cooking. It's funny how if someone
famous does something then other people want to do the same.
Modern day versions of fettuccine alfredo will often have
cheeses and spices added along with some cream. And you'll often find
chicken or shrimp added to the pasta for a more complete meal. Either
way, this dish has stood the test of time and has been sliding off
peoples' forks ever since.
So how can you celebrate today? Well, if you want to have a
nice relaxing day then why not go to your favorite Italian restaurant
and order a nice plate full of fettuccine alfredo? That way
don't have to do anything but wait for your warm plate of creamy
noodles to be set in front of you.
Or if you don't feel
like going out today, I don't think anyone would hold it against you if
you mixed up a ready-made version of fetticcine alfredo. Not
everyone has the time, money or skills to cook a dish like this from
scratch without messing something up. Or, if you want to show
your skills in the kitchen, you can find a recipe online and shop for
all the ingredients you need. Toss this together just how you
like it and serve it up for yourself and others. It's not the
most difficult dish to prepare but people will love every bite of
it. And hey, maybe you can convince them to do the dishes ;).
I hope your day is filled with creamy sauce and noodles!