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fettuccine Alfredo

Pronunciation: [feht-tuh-CHEE-nee al-FRAY-doh]

Roman restaurateur Alfredo di Lello is credited with creating this dish in the 1920s. The fettuccine is enrobed in a rich sauce of butter, grated parmesan cheese, heavy cream and plentiful grindings of black pepper. Other noodles may be substituted for the fettuccine.