Today I tried making two authentic Italian dishes, Fettuccine Alfredo & Ricotta Cavatelli and Italian Sausage in Sage Browned Butter. Served with Ruffino Red Wine…. Love It!!!!!
Fettuccine Alfredo began as regular fettuccine al burro until the Roman restaurateur Alfredo di Lelio enriched it with a double and a triple dose of butter for his pregnant wife, who could not keep anything down. The dish was so delicious he kept it on the menu of his restaurant, Alfredo all Scrofa, in Rome. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks had it during their 1920 honeymoon trip to Rome, loved it, brought the recipe back, and served it to their friends when they returned to Hollywood. The dish is used as the base for many different versions, topped with shrimp, broccoli, asparagus, and more. Since butter separated readily when heated, cream is added to make the sauce creamier.
I was thrilled when my Fettuccine Alfredo came out so well! My husband and children were raving about it! Yes, I’m smiling from ear to ear. Three Italians loving MY Italian cooking! Woo-Hoo!!!!!!
Next the Ricotta Cavatelli and Italian Sausage in Sage Browned Butter… First I had little time to scope our area for the Cavatelli. So it came down to replacing the Cavatelli with Tortellini. And the Italian sausage, I chose mild for my first try at this.. This is an old Italian dish.. My try at this dish came out beautifully my sweet Italian husband says. Now this is a compliment indeed. I will definitely search out where to purchase Cavatelli for my next try at this.The Tortellini was good but the Cavatelli would be best. I’m kind of proud of my attempt at these two Italian favorites. I am sure there will be many more dishes I try my hand at cooking up soon. And my my, I absolutely Love Italian Food! And Wine!!!!! Buonissimo!!!! ( very good)
Until next time Arrivederci!



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  • I had so much fun!!!!!

    With reference of your article we have the pleasure to tell you the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, creator of “fettuccine all’Alfredo” (recipe in the world known).
    Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in a street in central Rome, after leaving his first restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). In this local spread the fame, first to Rome and then in the world, of “fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    In 1943, during the war, Di Lelio gave the local to his collaborators.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” in Rome, Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30, which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo (same name of grandfather) and Ines (the same name of his grandmother, wife of Alfredo Di Lelio, who were dedicated to the noodles).
    See also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo”
    We must clarify that other restaurants “Alfredo” in Rome do not belong to the family tradition of “Il Vero Alfredo” in Rome.
    We inform that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.

    Best regards Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio

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