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List of foods named after people
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List of foods named after people

This is a list of food items named after people.

For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see eponym.
For a list of eponyms sorted by name see List of eponyms.
Alfredo sauce – Alfredo di Lello
  • Baby Ruth candy bars – Ruth Cleveland, daughter of Pres. Grover Cleveland, or Babe Ruth
  • Béchamel sauce;, named after Louis de Béchamel;, a courtier to King Louis XIV
  • Beef Wellington – Duke of Wellington
  • Boysenberry - Rudolf Boysen
  • Caesar salad – Caesar Cardini, the Mexican chef who invented it (contrary to popular belief, it was not named for or invented by Julius Caesar)
  • Chicken Tetrazzini - named for operatic soprano Luisa Tetrazzini
  • Dom Perignon (wine) – Dom Perignon (1638-1715), a blind French Benedictine monk
  • Garibaldi biscuits – Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Graham crackers, Graham flourSylvester Graham
  • Horlicks – W. Horlick (1846-1936)
  • Linzer torte – Josef Linzer
  • Melba toastNellie Melba
  • Napoleon – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Nesselrode – Count Karl Robert von Nesselrode
  • PavlovaAnna Pavlova
  • Peach MelbaNellie Melba
  • Reuben – Possibly Arnold Reuben
  • SandwichJohn Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
  • Sachertorte – Franz Sacher, Vienna
  • Stroganoff – named for a Count Stroganov (possibly Count Pavel Alexandrovitch Stroganov or Count Grigory Stroganov)
  • Tarte Tatin – Stéphanie Tatin and Caroline Tatin
  • Tournedos Rossini – Gioacchino Rossini

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