I had tons of fun making this video, thanks to the gorgeous track by the one and only Christian Löffler whose ethereal music I featured before in my Rye Berry Salad video.
As for the recipe. Well, you've got to be having fun when your food ends up turning this shade of green!!
To read about how I became known as the kid who ate the weirdest food on the block, and realized you don't need a pasta maker to make homemade pasta, and to get my nettle fettuccine alfredo recipe, come visit me over here on PBS Food.
PS: You can use spinach instead of nettles.
HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATOR IN 1908 OF “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO”, NOW SERVED BY THE GRANDCHILDREN, ALFREDO E ISA DI LELIO, AT THE RESTAURANT “IL VERO ALFREDO” IN ROME, PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE 30ReplyDelete
With reference of your article we have the pleasure to tell you the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “fettuccine all’Alfredo” in 1908 in restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi).
Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in Rome, after leaving the restaurant of his mother Angelina. 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 sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo" (“Alfredo di Roma”), which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo and Ines, with the famous “gold cutlery” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
See also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo” http://www.alfredo-roma.it, which also contains information on franchising.
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
Wow!! This is fascinating, thank you so much for sharing all this. It must be amazing to be the granddaughter of the man who invented Fettuccine Alfredo!! I will be thanking your grandfather next time I eat this dish. I hope to get to visit "Il Vero Alfredo" one day and eat the real thing. Molto grazie!Delete
Wonderful display of your multiple talents, Aube! Great work - very entertaining and informative - I love a kitchen uncluttered by too many "gadjets". :) Love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Pat! (I love an uncluttered kitchen too, though I may bite the bullet and get a pasta maker one day, haha)Delete
What a GREAT idea! Love what you are doing on your site. Can't wait to see the video - haven't watched it yet. This could have been the PERFECT topic for this month's Canadian Food Experience Project. I sure hope you are still sending me something. I made your pie and am posting it this week. Your contribution was so important last month. So Canadian - as is this... maybe add a paragraph to this post about the project etc... and us it. I see stinging nettles as incredibly interesting and so Canadian.ReplyDelete
Hi Valerie thanks for stopping by. I didn't have time this month to do a post for the Canadian Food Project but I'll give it a go next month if things quiet down a bit. Hope you enjoyed the pie! :-)Delete
My God! The video is brilliant!ReplyDelete
I just posted a message here before watching the video - and now it is gone. Let me see what happens here in a minute.
OK - both messages are now here. Honestly Aube - I have rarely seen such incredible food videos. Please do contribute this to this month's Canadian Food Experience Project. I am in awe!ReplyDelete
yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! I'm starving now!ReplyDelete
How come you didn't need gloves to pick the nettles? Were they not the stinging kind?
Hee hee, yes they are the stinging kind but I find if I snip them with scissors and only allow the pad of my fingertips to come into contact with them, I don't feel the sting. That's how they did it in Italy. Miss you Julie!!!Delete
Absolutely stunning, Aube!! I just watched it 3 times. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Dargan!! This one seems to be a favourite of many... it's nice to hear :-) I'll have to convince my kitty to do more cameos (she has a very busy schedule though ;-)Delete
Genius!! You make it look so easy.ReplyDelete
A beautifully shot video and the food looks amazing.ReplyDelete
Just discovered your blog while searching for nettle recipes. Your videos are amazing! I cannot wait to try the nettle pasta. My four year old broke his leg and I'm trying to find plant-based ways to help support his bone healing. This recipe is sure to be a hit! And I've got my fingers crossed for that beautiful dutch oven! I love Emile Henry things, I registered for their dishes instead of china when I got married 10 years ago. We use the cobalt blue dishes every day and they don't show a sign of their 10 years of wear and their color really enhances the presentation of every food. Thanks for your fantastic blog, I look forward to trying many recipes.ReplyDelete
Hi Alisha, thanks for the lovely note! I hope your little boy gets better quickly, good for you for looking for bone healing support in plants-based foods. I hope you love this nettle pasta :-)Delete