On February 7th, it was National Fettuccine Alfredo Day. While we know that we are late for the celebration, it is never too late to order our famous fettuccine alfredo. Pastamore is your number one spot for authentic Italian food in Amherst. And today, our skilled team is here to tell you some history behind the dish and how it became a staple for Italian cuisine.
Fettuccine Alfredo is rich in taste and history.
Fettuccine Alfredo has a long and rich history behind the dish. In 1908, Alfredo di Lelio’s passions were making fettuccine noodles and his wife. During that year, Alfredo’s concern grew for his wife as she was pregnant with their first child and could not get herself to eat. He knew that the life of their first son depended on his wife eating properly, so he put himself to work. He threw together his unique recipe of fettuccine noodles, cheese, and butter. This recipe not only encouraged his wife to eat, but she then encouraged him to put it on his menu! Since then, the recipe he named after himself is now a staple of Italian cuisine.
How Did the Dish Become Famous?
The story behind how Fettuccine Alfredo got popular supposedly happened in 1927. Two Hollywood stars, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, dined at Di Lelio’s while they were on their honeymoon. They loved the dish so much that they came back a couple more times during their honeymoon as well. When it was time for them to head back to America, they shared the word about the dish. Slowly, people began to recreate it, and the dish became popular.
How did this dish get its day?
The reason that we now have a day dedicated to the delicious dish is because of the grandson of Alfredo di Lelio himself. In 2015 Ines di Lelio wrote a letter to the National Day Calendar explaining the long and rich history of the dish. He tells in detail how the recipe was born and how it has been carried through generations of his family to himself.
Celebrating with Pastamore
While we are a couple of days late to the celebration, it is never too late to come down to Pastamore to enjoy a creamy bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo. At Pastamore, you can expect nothing less than authentic and delicious Italian food in Amherst. Arrive a customer, and you will leave as part of the Pastamore family.
Join us today for lunch or dinner at 103 Route 101A in Amherst, NH!