Fettuccine alfredo is a pasta dish made from fettuccine pasta tossed with Parmesan cheese, butter, and double cream. As the cheese melts, it thickens the liquids to form a smooth and rich coating on the pasta. It was named by an Italian restaurateur, at his restaurant Alfredo alla Scrofa in Rome. It is essentially the same as the Italian dish, Fettuccine al burro e panna.
We recently received a rather nice email from the family of the creator which I have included below.
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 fl oz double cream
- 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon plain flour
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Add all of the ingredients to a small pan and cook until the cheese has melted and you have a smooth sauce
- Don't allow it to boil
Pour over cooked fresh pasta
History of Alfredo Di Lelio, Creator of “Fettuccine All’Alfredo”
We have the pleasure to tell you the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, creator of “fettuccine all’Alfredo” (recipe in the world known).
Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant "Alfredo" in Rome in 1914 (in Via della Scrofa), after leaving his first restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Rose Square (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). 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 gave the local to his collaborators.
In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando (Alfredo II) his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo", 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).
In conclusion, the restaurant of Piazza Augusto Imperatore is following the family tradition of Alfredo Di Lelio and of his notes noodles (see also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo” http://www.alfredo-roma.it/).
We must clarify that other restaurants "Alfredo" in Rome and in Italy do not belong to the family tradition of "Il Vero Alfredo" of Piazza Augusto Imperatore 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.
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