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100 Foods Named After People

This is a list of 100 foods and drinks named after people; the inventor of the dish or drink him or herself, or in honour of another person, ranging from royalty, to celebrities, to family and friends. It is hardly an exhaustive list - you almost couldn't walk into Delmonico's Restaurant in New York as a person of note when Charles Ranhofer was chef, without having a dish named after you. In some cases, it is a matter of debate as to who exactly invented the dish, and/or who it was named after. (Some have great stories.) In those cases, alternatives are listed. The exception is the Margarita, which has several versions of its origin story. I have chosen to embrace the one where a bartender made it to impress Rita Hayworth, whose real name was Margarita Cansino. (Wouldn't you make a up a drink to impress Rita Hayworth?) As much as possible, this list was limited to food and drinks that are still relatively common and somewhat readily available. How many have you had?
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Alexandertorte  - Alexander I
Alexandertorte - Alexander I
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Arnold Palmer - Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer - Arnold Palmer
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Baby Ruth - Babe Ruth or Ruth Cleveland
Baby Ruth - Babe Ruth or Ruth Cleveland
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Bachwürfel - Johann Sebastian Bach
Bachwürfel - Johann Sebastian Bach
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Baldwin Apple - Colonel Loammi Baldwin
Baldwin Apple - Colonel Loammi Baldwin
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Bananas Foster - Richard Foster
Bananas Foster - Richard Foster
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Bartlett Pear - Enoch Bartlett
Bartlett Pear - Enoch Bartlett
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Battenburg Cake - Battenburg/Mountbatten Family
Battenburg Cake - Battenburg/Mountbatten Family
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Béchamel Sauce - Louis De Béchamel
Béchamel Sauce - Louis De Béchamel
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Beef Stroganoff - Count Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov
Beef Stroganoff - Count Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov
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Beef Wellington - Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Beef Wellington - Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
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Bellini - Giovanni Bellini
Bellini - Giovanni Bellini
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Bibb Lettuce - John B. Bibb
Bibb Lettuce - John B. Bibb
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Bing Cherry - Ah Bing
Bing Cherry - Ah Bing
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Bismarck - Otto Von Bismarck
Bismarck - Otto Von Bismarck
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Bloody Mary - Queen Mary I of England
Bloody Mary - Queen Mary I of England
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Boysenberry - Rudolf Boysen
Boysenberry - Rudolf Boysen
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Caesar Cocktail - Julius Caesar
Caesar Cocktail - Julius Caesar
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Caesar Salad - Caesar Cardini
Caesar Salad - Caesar Cardini
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Caesar's Mushroom - Julius Caesar
Caesar's Mushroom - Julius Caesar
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21
Carpaccio - Vittore Carpaccio
Carpaccio - Vittore Carpaccio
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Caruso Sauce - Enrico Caruso
Caruso Sauce - Enrico Caruso
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Charlotte Russe - Princess Charlotte & Czar Alexander I of Russia
Charlotte Russe - Princess Charlotte & Czar Alexander I of Russia
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Chateaubriand -  Vicomte François René De Chateaubriand
Chateaubriand - Vicomte François René De Chateaubriand
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Cherry Garcia - Jerry Garcia
Cherry Garcia - Jerry Garcia
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Chicken À La King - William King
Chicken À La King - William King
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Chicken Picasso - Pablo Picasso
Chicken Picasso - Pablo Picasso
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Chicken Tetrazzini - Luisa Tetrazzini
Chicken Tetrazzini - Luisa Tetrazzini
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Clementines - Père Clément Rodier
Clementines - Père Clément Rodier
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Cobb Salad - Robert H. Cobb
Cobb Salad - Robert H. Cobb
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Consommé Princess Alice - Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone
Consommé Princess Alice - Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone
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Coquilles St. Jacques - St. James the Great
Coquilles St. Jacques - St. James the Great
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Crab Louis - Louis Davenport
Crab Louis - Louis Davenport
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Delmonico Steak - Giovanni & Pietro Del-Monico
Delmonico Steak - Giovanni & Pietro Del-Monico
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Dom Pérignon Champagne - Dom Pérignon
Dom Pérignon Champagne - Dom Pérignon
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Dr. Pepper - Charles T. Pepper
Dr. Pepper - Charles T. Pepper
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Duxelles - Marquis D'uxelles
Duxelles - Marquis D'uxelles
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Earl Grey Tea - 2nd Earl Charles Grey
Earl Grey Tea - 2nd Earl Charles Grey
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Eggs Benedict - Lemuel Benedict or Mrs. Legrand Benedict
Eggs Benedict - Lemuel Benedict or Mrs. Legrand Benedict
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Eggs Sardou - Victorien Sardou
Eggs Sardou - Victorien Sardou
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