A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 30, 2016
“What do Italians eat on Halloween?"/"Fettuccine Afraid-o.”

A Halloween food riddle is:

Q: What do Italians eat on Halloween?
A: Fettuccine Afraid-o.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2008.


Wikipedia: Fettuccie Aldredo
Fettuccine Alfredo (Italian pronunciation: [fettutʃˌtʃiːne alˈfreːdo]) or fettuccine al burro is a pasta dish made from fettuccine tossed with Parmesan cheese and butter. As the cheese melts, it emulsifies the liquids to form a smooth and rich coating on the pasta. In other words, it is pasta with butter and Parmesan cheese (Italian: pasta al burro e parmigiano), one of the oldest and simplest ways to prepare pasta. Alfredo Di Lelio gave it this name at his restaurants in Rome, in the early to mid 20th century.

Be Different, Act Normal
October 1, 2008
Halloween Jokes
(...)
What do Italian’s eat on Halloween
Fettucinni Afraid-o

Twitter
chubblebubble
‏@chubblebubble
What do Italian’s eat on Halloween? A. Fettucinni Afraid-o (Ha ha ha)
3:00 AM - 28 Oct 2008

15 October 2009, Taos (NM) News, “Overheard and Unconfirmed” by Rick Romancito, pg. TE41:
Q: What do Italian’s eat on Halloween?
A: Fettucinni Afraid-o.

Twitter
Doug
‏@Dougseger
Q. What do Italian’s eat on Halloween? A. Fettucinni Afraid-o (Ha ha ha)
8:02 PM - 17 Oct 2009

Google Groups: tawitsjokes
Halloween jokes
dave’s gmail
11/7/09
(...)
Q. What do Italian’s eat on Halloween? A. Fettucinni Afraid-o (Ha ha ha)

Twitter
Jeffrey Power
‏@Hefpow
JOTD......
What do italians eat on halloween?....
......fetticini afraido....
11:18 AM - 31 Oct 2010

Twitter
Jordan
‏@Jordan_addis
What kind of pasta do you eat on Halloween?
Fettucini Afraido.
@mattrcarrillo @adrwjc180 @alreeed @Greglickteig
8:19 PM - 1 Apr 2011

Psychology Today
Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Evolution of the Self
The Wittiest Halloween Jokes, Riddles, and Puns
We fear vampires, and vampires fear . . . tooth decay (!).

Posted Oct 24, 2011
(...)
What do Italians eat on Halloween? Fettucinni Afraid-o.

Twitter
princess
‏@whenitreins
What’s the favorite Halloween food of Italians?
Fettuccine Afraido
6:58 AM - 29 Oct 2012

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, October 30, 2016 • Permalink