While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
This is some serious comfort food amore - February 7 is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!
Get your favorite pasta fork (or spoon) ready for some serious twirling action, because this holiday celebrates one of our favorite combinations of long pasta, butter and cheese.
Tossing pasta in oil or butter and cheese has been around as long as pasta itself. Although we know it as a mainstay in American cuisine, fettuccine alfredo was only officially created in 1914 by an Italian restaurateur, Alfredo di Lelio, in Rome. Not to jump the gun, but that gives a pretty good idea of where the name might have originated.
In Italy, the name "fettuccine alfredo" is largely unknown, while many Americans think that "alfredo" means "white sauce" in Italian. Here in the U.S., we also tend to spruce up our version of this dish with broccoli, chicken, shrimp, garlic or cream. Try fettuccine alfredo with shrimp and twirl 'n' slurp the day away!