The History of Pasta
The Alfredo Sauce Recipe
The history of pasta reveals a true story of the Alfredo sauce recipe beginning when Alfredo di Lelio created this Italian pasta recipe to appease his wife during her pregnancy. Unable to find anything appealing to her, he ran to the kitchen to create this this amazing Italian pasta recipe that has stood the test of time and palette.
It's a variation of the traditional Italian pasta recipe, fettucini al burro with a burst of parmigiano. Burro means butter, check out my Italian words for useful foodie italian words.
His original restaurant in Rome named
Alfredo alla Scrofa at Via Della Scrofa,
(female pig) is near Piazza Navona and was established in 1914.
Later it was discovered by two very famous Hollywood guests, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks during their honeymoon in Rome. They raved about the Italian pasta dish to everyone in Hollywood and it quickly became famous.
Alfredo retired and sold his restaurant, Alfredo Sauce recipe and all, to Mr. Mario Mozzetti and the restaurant is still in business today.
In 1959 some local businessmen tracked down the famous Alfredo and offered to build him a new restaurant. Although he was retired he agreed to show up as a greeter. The new Alfredo ll location at 30 Piazza Augusto Imperatore is a few blocks from his original location.
has locations near Rockefeller Center in New York, Orlando and Las Vegas.
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