Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Comfort Food: Fettuccine Alfredo

This is the first in what I hope will become a food series of comfort foods. Hungarian food really lends itself to being comfort food, but my first post will be Italian.

Fettuccine Alfredo, as it's known to the international community, has a contentious history and cannot be found in an honest restaurant in Rome under the name Alfredo. What most people can agree on is that the dishes broader Italian name and roots is fettuccine al burro e panna ( fettuccine with butter and cream). Of course variations involving the amount of butter, the inclusion of cream at all, and various cheeses are as numerous as there are people who eat pasta. My version, however, is a more or less, middle-of-the-road dish that does not claim any truth to its heritage, only my taste. Buon Appetito!
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