Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day - 02/07/12

Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day

Neighbors don't always get along. Maybe it's a disagreement about loose animals, junk in the yard or loud music. If you've been on less than good terms with one or more neighbors, swallow you pride, put differences aside and Wave All Your fingers at your Neighbors Day, suggests Wellcat. It's better than waving just one.
Need some help with your neighbors?
* How to deal with nuisance neighbors.
* Be a good virtual neighbor on Farmville, Cityville or The Sims.
Anniversary: Ballet Introduced to the U.S.

Who knew ballet could be so risque? "Every lady in the lower tier of boxes" at the Bowery Theater in New York "immediately left" when Francisquy Hutin and her dance troupe appeared on stage in a costume that was "too brief," according to the book, "Ballet in America." "La Bergere Coquette" premiered on Feb. 7, 1827. For subsequent performances Hutin "wore Turkish trousers under her ballet dress." Turkish trousers were wide-legged pants cuffed at the knee that were usually reserved for gymnastics, cycling or leisure activities, according to Maggie May Fashions. Over time traditional ballet costumes became more acceptable.
Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Fettuccine Alfredo would be on the top of the list of foods made with love. Alfred Di Lelio of Alfredo's restaurant in Rome is credited with the dish, according to Foodtimeline. "The dish supposedly helped restore the appetite of his wife after she gave birth to their son. The original dish was made with a very rich triple butter Di Lelio made himself ... and only the heart of the best parmigiano. Fettuccini all'Alfredo became famous after Hollywood movie actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford ate the dish at Alfredo's restaurant while on their honeymoon in 1927."
What makes Fettuccine Alfredo so divine? The combination of cheese, butter, garlic and long, wide noodles is rich and delicious. It can also serve as the vehicle for serving other proteins including chicken or seafood. Try it with sausage and kale or chicken.
Charles Dickens 200th Birth Anniversary
"Please, sir, I want some more" is what Oliver might have said about the Fettuccine Alfredo. Oliver Twist is only one of Charles Dickens' memorable characters. The novelist was born on Feb. 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England.

1 comment:

    We have the pleasure to inform you about the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio.
    Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant “Alfredo” in a local in the center of Rome in 1914, after leaving his first restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). In this local fame spread, first to Rome and then in the world of “fettuccine all’Alfredo”. In 1943, during the war, Di Lelio gave the local to his collaborators.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio reopened with his son Armando (Alfredo II) his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30, “Il Vero Alfredo”, which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo (same name of grandfather) and Ines (the same name of his grandmother, wife of Alfredo Di Lelio, who were dedicated to the noodles).
    In conclusion, the local Piazza Augusto Imperatore is following the family tradition of Alfredo Di Lelio and his notes noodles (see also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo” info@alfredo-roma.it).
    Our restaurant "Il Vero Alfredo" is present in the Register of "Historical shops of excellence" of Roma Capitale.
    We must clarify that other restaurants in Rome and in Italy do not belong to the family tradition of "Il Vero Alfredo".
    Best regards
    Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio