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10 Food Items You Didn’t Know Were Named After People

1. Fettucine Alfredo – Named After An Italian Restaurateur

We start our list of foods named after people with an Italian restaurateur who invented Fettucine Alfredo in 1914.  He just upped the amount of butter in the recipe as he was trying to make something for his pregnant wife, who was suffering from bouts of nausea.


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The sauce was prepared by mixing cream, butter and loads of cheese and then combining it with the fettuccine pasta. When Alfredo realized the sauce was extraordinarily tasty, he started serving it to the tourist and named this delicacy after himself.