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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

Fettuccine Alfredo


8 oz uncooked fettuccine

1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces

½ cup whipping cream

¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

½ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black or white pepper

Chopped fresh parsley


Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.

Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat butter and whipping cream over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and mixture starts to bubble. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper.

In large bowl, toss fettuccine with sauce until well coated. Sprinkle with parsley.

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Fun Fact: Fettuccine was created by an Italian restauranteur. Alfredo di Lelio’s concern for his pregnant wife’s lack of appetite in 1908.

According to bonappetit.com, Real alfredo should never (never!) include cream; the silky sauce is the result of an emulsion between the grated cheese, melted butter, and starchy pasta water. Its recipe is available at https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/fettuccine-alfredo

Today in History:

Carter G. Woodson initiated the first celebration of Negro History week in 1926. This later became Black History Month.

In Music History:

British Invasion launched with Beatles’ arrival in U.S. The musical British Invasion began when the Beatles landed in New York City this day in 1964, and two nights later, as Beatlemania stormed America, their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show was watched by 73 million viewers. They sang (“All My Loving,” “Till There Was You,” “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”