Fettuccine Alfredo bears the name of its creator Alfredo di Lelio who operated a restaurant in Rome. Legend has it that he improvised a basic pasta dish with butter and cheese so that his pregnant wife (who was suffering from morning sickness) would find it appealing enough to eat. Apparently the recipe worked. He then served it in his restaurant where it became a big hit and it remains a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
Gluten free pasta’s remain in the food trends for 2015. According to AM-New York, the gluten-free diet fad is here to stay, especially now that Del Posto’s executive chef Mark Ladner is looking into opening a pasta shop with multiple satellite locations that will serve only gluten-free noodles! Thank goodness; we are Italian... and we need to eat our pasta even if we have restrictions in our diets!