Wife's food aversions inspired Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo by Alfredo 100 on E. 54th St. in Manhattan.

- In 1914, Rome restaurant owner Alfredo Di Lelio invented the Fettuccine Alfredo after his very pregnant wife couldn't hold anything down except for fresh Fettuccine, (pasta noodle) butter and cheese. 

100 years later, the original recipe is served up at midtown hot spot, Alfredo 100.

"Alfredo was related to my business partner. We decided to bring it over here because we felt in New York City we needed the original Fettuccine Alfredo. We opened two years ago," said owner Ilaria Coletto.

Unlike most imitations served around the world, authentic Fettuccine Alfredo does not contain cream.

Once the pasta has boiled in water, it is removed and coated with cheese and butter. 

To taste for yourself, visit Alfredo 100, 7 East 54th St. between 5th Ave. and Madison Ave. in Manhattan.

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