Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy National Fettuccine Alfredo Day...Mangia!

Fettu-what? Fettuccine (var.sp. fettucine, fettucini) is flat narrow ribbon-like pasta. Sometimes made with eggs, so read the label!
Alfredo who? Alfredo Di Lelio, who invented this world favorite waaay back in 1908.
Fettuccine Alfredo is a total comfort food...lots of creamy rich deliciousness! Try this one, with a cashew-based sauce...
from The Savvy Vegetarian
adapted from The Everything Vegan Cookbook by Jolinda Hackett

Here's more to your fettuccine health!
Fettuccine No-Fredo with Broccoli and Sautéed Mushrooms
with a cauliflower-based sauce, from Susan at Fatfree Vegan Kitchen
Vegan Fettuccini Alfredo with Broccoli and Mushrooms
using MimicCream from Jennifer at Virtually Vegan Mama
Fettuccine With Vegan Tomato Artichoke Alfredo
from PETA
White Bean Alfredo Sauce
from PETA
Alfredo Sauce
made with vegan milk and cream cheese from M. Gentlemen at VegWeb
...use it on fettuccine or any fancy shape!

Nice noodles...
al dente BonaChia, vegan pasta made with power-packed chia seeds! Includes regular and spinach varieties.
bionaturæ Organic Whole Wheat Fettucine, often a taste test winner!
Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Fettuccine...superhealthy and vegan!
Tinkyada Certified Organic Brown Rice Fettucini. An excellent choice if you are gluten or wheat intolerant.
DeBoles Rice Fettuccini, also gluten- and wheat-free, made with rice and corn flour.
DeBoles Artichoke Fettuccine made with No.1 durum semolina and Jerusalem artichoke flour.
DeBoles Organic Fettuccini made with organic durum semolina and organic Jerusalem artichoke flour.
DeBoles Organic Spinach Fettucini made with organic durum semolina, organic spinach powder and organic Jerusalem artichoke flour.
De Cecco Traditional Italian Fettuccine

On Sale!
Sendik's Private Label Pasta through 2/12/13
bionaturæ Organic Semolina and Whole Wheat Pasta at Outpost through 2/12/13

What's your favorite pasta comfort food?


    With reference of your article we have the pleasure to tell you the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “fettuccine all’Alfredo” in 1908 in restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna/Sordi).
    Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in a street in the center of Rome, after leaving the restaurant of the mother Angelina. In this local spread the fame, first to Rome and then in the world, of “fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    In 1943, during the war, Di Lelio sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” ("Alfredo di Roma") in Rome, Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30, which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo (same name of grandfather) and Ines (the same name of his grandmother, wife of Alfredo Di Lelio, who were dedicated to the noodles).
    See also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo” ("Alfredo di Roma")
    We must clarify that other restaurants “Alfredo” in Rome do not belong to the family tradition of “Il Vero Alfredo” in Rome.
    We inform that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.

    Best regards Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio

  2. Thank you's such a charming story! I love the photographs on your website too...all that delicious pasta and smiling Italians (with mustaches!). It's lovely that you could keep it all in the family. Cheers! :)