John wilds wrote:My favourite and the original but I do add garlic to mine...
I got this from: https://www.curiouscuisiniere.com/authentic-fettuccine-alfredo/
Fettuccine All’ Alfredo
Fettuccine Alfredo is a dish that Americans think of in their list of “classic Italian dishes” right along with Spaghetti and Meatballs and Ravioli. But, the dish that is known to Americans is not quite the authentic Italian version.
Fettuccine Alfredo started off as the desperate attempt of Roman restaurant owner, Alfredo di Lelio, to find something that his pregnant wife, who had lost most of her appetite due to pregnancy, would be able to eat. So, he added some Parmesan cheese to an everyday Italian dish, fettuccine al burro (Fedduccine with Butter), and she couldn’t stop eating it!
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(But, seriously. To put things into perspective, it’s like he made her buttered toast with a bit of cheese sprinkled on top…. And then the world went CRAZY over it!)
He introduced the dish onto his restaurant’s menu in 1914. In 1920, he served the dish to some famous American movie stars, who brought the idea back to Italian restaurants in the States.
Authentic Fettuccine Alfredo is SUPER Easy
Seriously, all you need is three ingredients.
1 lb fettuccine noodles, dry
12 Tbsp unsalted butter
6 oz Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated *
1/2 - 1 tsp salt (to taste)