Posted on 22 December 2010.
There are many food products out there that are named after people, including those that we eat on a regular basis! Here is a list of the top 10 most popular ones.
1. Melba Toast-Nellie Melba
Helen Porter Mitchell started singing at an early age and took on the name Nellie Melba. In 1897, a man named Auguste Escoffier created this toast to honor her. It is basically toasted bread that is sliced very thinly and goes great with soups.
2. Crêpes Suzette-Suzanne Reichenberg
These are thin pancakes that are soaked in orange liqueur and were also created by Auguste Escoffier in Suzanne Reichenberg’s honor. Suzanne Reichenberg was a French actress who died in 1924. However, other people claim that these pancakes were invented by a young assistant chef who worked for Queen Victoria and her son.
3. The Salisbury Steak-James H Salisbury
James Salisbury created the Salisbury Steak in 1886 as he felt that the dish would help get rid of problems like bronchitis, tuberculosis and gout. According to him, if a person ate well-cooked beef along with a large glass of hot water, they would never get sick!
4. Eggs Benedict-Lemuel Benedict
Lemuel Benedict was a socialite who returned to his hotel late one night and was very drunk. He asked the maitre d’hotel to give him one piece of toast, bacon with hollandaise sauce and poached egg. However, the maitre d’hotel messed up the order and instead of the toast, gave him a muffin and ham instead of bacon. This combination was then called Eggs Benedict.
5. Cobb Salad-Robert Cobb
Robert Cobb had to send dinner over to a special guest but his employees had gone home. So he took all the leftover from his fridge and made a salad within seconds. The guest liked it so much that he added the Cobb Salad to his menu.