Consisting of flat fettuccine pasta ribbons and a white sauce made from cheese, Fettuccine Alfredo is certainly a favorite for those who love Italian food but are looking for a departure from red sauces and round noodles!
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day is here to celebrate and enjoy the fine, unique flavors that are expressed in this delicious Italian pasta dish!
History of National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Fettuccine Alfredo’s origins may be traced back to the 1400s where a couple of different viable stories for its invention have come up through culture. The dish was likely invented in Rome by a man named Alfred di Lelio when he worked in a restaurant that was run by his mother.
The story goes that Fettuccine Alfredo was invented in 1907 or 1908 when di Lelio wanted to offer his wife something to eat after she had given birth to their first child. The dish appeared on the menu of his mother’s restaurant before it closed in 1910 and then, later, when he opened a restaurant of his own, Fettuccine Alfredo was on special offering on di Lelio’s menu.
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day is here to show appreciation for this delicious Italian dish that is so simple and yet so beloved!
How to Celebrate National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Have fun enjoying the delight of National Fettuccine Alfredo Day by celebrating with some of these fun and delicious ideas:
Dine Out for Fettuccine Alfredo Day
One of the simplest ways to celebrate National Fettuccine Alfredo Day is to head on over to a local Italian restaurant and order up the dish from the menu. Perhaps they’ll even have a special deal or discount in honor of this tasty day. Make a big meal of it and order up a delicious salad and some cheesy garlic bread. Add on a sweet treat of tiramisu or cream-filled cannolis for dessert and it’s the perfect way to honor the day!
Try Making Alfredo Sauce at Home
To enjoy National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, consider setting aside that jar of alfredo sauce and instead try making fresh made sauce at home. Just a few ingredients will make this delicious sauce, including fresh parmesan cheese, butter, cream and salt. Melt and whisk the ingredients together over heat. And, of course, to enhance the flavor, perhaps consider adding some garlic or other seasonings.
Make Your Own Fettuccine Pasta
In celebration of National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, consider getting involved with the idea of making pasta at home. Though it can more easily be accomplished with a pasta maker, it’s not completely necessary. After all, pasta was made for hundreds of years in Italy before pasta machines were invented!
All it takes is a few ingredients, such as flour, eggs, olive oil and salt. Use a step-by-step guide found online to learn more about mixing, rolling, cutting and drying these long, thin pieces of delicious pasta. Once ready, cook the pasta, pour over some Alfredo sauce and enjoy!