National Fettuccine Alfredo Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this wonderful Italian pasta. There is nothing especially elegant and innovative in the dish. Fettuccine Alfredo with butter and grated parmesan cheese, which melts a little from hot pasta – it’s just delicious! The holiday is celebrated annually on February 7th.
Alfredo Di Lelio is considered to be the official author of the dish. He decided to surprise his wife with something delicious. At that time, their first child was just born. The man decided to cook a dish based on pasta. In addition, he put a piece of butter on a plate, and sprinkled everything with grated cheese on top. The dish turned out amazing: the overall creamy texture was complemented by a soft creamy taste.
In 1914, Alfredo opened his restaurant in the capital of Italy, where he delighted customers with his own developed dish. In the second half of the 20th century, a restaurant appeared in New York. Americans really liked the Fettuccine Alfredo pasta and became a real bestseller!
In 2005, a group of initiative people who love this dish decided to establish the National Fettuccine Alfredo Day.
- Despite the authorship of Alfredo, a similar dish was created as early as the 1400s, when chef Martino da Como prepared a classic pasta with these 2 ingredients. Then it was called Roman pasta.
- In Italy, each person eats more than 20 kg of pasta per year.
- Researchers claim that there are more than 6 hundred varieties of pasta.
How to celebrate
Visit the National Fettuccine Alfredo Day Italian restaurant with family or friends to enjoy the authentic taste of a dish prepared by a professional chef. You can also make your own pasta! You can easily find the recipe online.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask other users if they have tried this paste. If so, what impression did the dish leave on them?
When is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day celebrated in 2024?
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day is observed on February 7 each year.