Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine alla Romana

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Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 2009

  • About

Though much more common in America than in Italy, this dish did originate in Rome, where it was invented by the restaurant chef/owner Alfredo di Lelio. Actually, in Italy it is not known as Fettuccine Alfredo, but Fettuccine alia Romana, or simply al burro e panna (with butter and cream). It was discovered by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks when they visited his restaurant on their honeymoon in 1927. They were so enamored with the dish that they presented