Top 10 People Immortalized as Foods

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Food is one thing which makes its way not only into a person’s stomach but his heart and mind as well. People say that food is one way you can impress people the most, and the most effective way to impress at that. Food holds an essence which is greater and more affectionate than what we can think of, because there is no person in this world who can stay with an empty stomach. Yes, people obviously just love eating, not to forgot those who eat excessively, the foodies. Food is one way to gain and acquire a person’s love and taste, and therefore there have been a lot of places which have been immortalized as foods, and given names to particular food dishes, such as the Hamburger which has got its name from the place Hamburg, but there is also surpsiingly as list of people who have been immortalized as foods in today’s culinary world. Food is an easy way to remember, and a lot of people wpuld love to remember this names of food dishes and items, and thus people’s names getting associated with certain kind of food items and dishes and thus immortalizing them as foods for us to remember and cherish, and also appreciate. Here is a list of the top 10 people immortalized as foods today, and which are eaten and consumed by many across the globe.
1. Ruth Cleveland or Baby Ruth

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The Baby Ruth is a chocolate candy bar very similar to Oh Henry!, made with caramel, peanuts and nougat, produced by the Curtiss Candy Company in 1921. Many people assumed that this candy was named after the famous baseball player Baby Ruth, but Curtiss claimed that this bar was named after Ruth Cleveland who was the daughter of President Grover Cleveland. No one really knows the truth behind the name of this delicious candy, but the Baby Ruth today is owned by Nestle.
2. John McIntosh

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John McIntosh was a farmer in Canada. Once while clearing his land, he and his son found some apple seedlings which he then planted. The seeds grew into a fine quality and gave rare red and green coloured apples. John then learnt grafting and cloned this fine quality apple tree to produce more varieties of the same. His brother Sandy promoted these apples with the name of ‘McIntosh Red’, which still remains popular among other different kinds of delicious apples.
3. Luisa Tetrazzini

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Luisa Tetrazzini was an internationally acclaimed and loved Italian soprano known for her strong and high notes. During that time when she was actually famous, one of the chefs named one of his dishes as Tetrazzini, which includes seafood, mushrooms, almonds, vegetables and white cheese sauce, but the name of the chef remains unknown till date.
4. Clara Tootsie Hirshfield

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The tasty and chocolaty Tootsie Rolls was made and created by the Tootsie Rolls Industries Inc. which was founded in 1896 by Leo Hirshfield, with these rolls being their first made product, which went on to being a big hit of course. These rolls got their name from the 1800’s slang for ‘girl’ or ‘sweetheart’. Hirshfield named the Tootsie rolls after his daughter Clara went by the nickname ‘Tootsie’.
5. Reuben Kulakofsky or Arnold Reuben

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The famous Reuben sandwich is made of rye bread, corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. One story goes that it was named after Reuben Kulakofsky, a grocer from Nebraska who made this sandwich for the late night poker players at the Blackstone Hotel. Another story claims that Reuben sandwich originated at the Reuben’s Restaurant, a deli in New York and named after its founder, Arnold Reuben, but no one knows what the actual story behind the Reuben sandwich is.

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