National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
February 7 is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Italian restaurateur Alfredo di Lelio created Fettuccine Alfredo in 1914 to help his wife regain her appetite after the birth of their first son. Today, it's one of the most popular pasta dishes in America, and the invention of the dish is commemorated on February 7 with National Fettuccine Alfredo Day.
Fettuccine Alfredo supposedly became popular in the United States when Hollywood stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks dined at Di Lelio's restaurant while on their honeymoon. They spread the word when they returned to America.