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Looking for uncommon food names of people of note.

Mr. Broccolini was in the cast of the very first performance of The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan, 1879, Fifth Avenue Theater, NYC), I was amazed to learn. Surely there must be other people whose names are unlikely foods.

asked by susan g over 5 years ago

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Gnocchi, The Cat from Curious george

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aargersi

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added over 5 years ago

Isn't there a film director named Broccoli?
Kevin BACON
APPLE Paltrow-Martin

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Albert Broccoli, the James Bond director from the 70s

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Chubby Broccoli. Produced the James Bond movies. RIP. ....

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added over 5 years ago

What about Anna pavlova the famous ballerina?

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Nellie Melba the Australian opera singer after whom the Melba toast & Peach melba have been named.
Pizza Margherita after the Italian queen or duchess
& of course the 'Sandwich' after the Earl of Sandwich

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Pavlova, Melba, Margherita, Sandwich are foods named for people. Someone else asked that question...
I want people named for foods!!

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added over 5 years ago

Theodore Sturgeon (sci-fi writer)

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added over 5 years ago

Saffron Burrows, Celery Kimball, Peaches Geldoff

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Buckwheat? Carrot Top? Eminem? Vanilla Ice? Meatloaf?

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Spuds MacKenzie?

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Bing Crosby? Herb Alpret? Basil Rathbone?

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Thanks! I'm laughing along.

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Ginger Grant? Pepper Anderson? Olive Oyl?

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added over 5 years ago

Bananarama? The Spice Girls? The Red Hot Chili Peppers?

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Down at the local strip joint, Candy Cane and Strawberry Shortcake are both pretty famous...

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Rosemary Clooney. Strawberry Shortcake? Cherry Ames? Peppermint Patty? But they're fictional. Fiona Apple?

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added over 5 years ago

I'm thinking of that actress Stockyard Channing.

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added over 5 years ago

LOL... Stockyard channing! Love that pun!

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Pegeen

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added over 5 years ago

Who knew cooks could have a sense of humor? Love it.

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Maedl

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added over 5 years ago

Ima Hogg, daughter ogf a governor of Texas. She was also a philanthropist and art collector.

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Maedl

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added over 5 years ago

Another one that almost worksl: Albert Bierstadt, 19th C.painter, whose name means 'Beer City'.

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Huckleberry Finn ( or Hound)

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amysarah

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added over 5 years ago

Ann Curry (ie?)...Cherry Jones... Damien Rice...Michael Bay... Condoleezza Rice... Barry Pepper...Sargent Pepper...Halle Berry... Spud Webb... Angelica Huston... Mr. Bean...Shia LeBoeuf...

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Saffron Burrows from 'Law & Order Criminal Intent'

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added almost 4 years ago

Sleepy LaBeef

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added almost 4 years ago

Mr Roast, my mother's "chicken man". Caused peals of laughter from my brother and me every time he made a delivery!

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ChefJune

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added almost 4 years ago

Luisa Tetrazzini, the opera singer from the 1st half of the 20th century, had the delicious chicken/turkey tetrazzini named for her.

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amysarah

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added almost 4 years ago

This isn't someone famous (at least last time I saw her!) but many moons ago when I was in high school, I worked one summer at a daycare center. One of the kids in my class was named Dijon.

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