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.

susan g
  • Posted by: susan g
  • March 27, 2012


amysarah December 19, 2013
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.
ChefJune December 19, 2013
Luisa Tetrazzini, the opera singer from the 1st half of the 20th century, had the delicious chicken/turkey tetrazzini named for her.
jamcook December 18, 2013
Mr Roast, my mother's "chicken man". Caused peals of laughter from my brother and me every time he made a delivery!
smslaw December 18, 2013
Sleepy LaBeef
BoulderGalinTokyo December 18, 2013
Saffron Burrows from 'Law & Order Criminal Intent'
amysarah April 3, 2012
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...
Sadassa_Ulna April 3, 2012
Huckleberry Finn ( or Hound)
Maedl March 28, 2012
Another one that almost worksl: Albert Bierstadt, 19th C.painter, whose name means 'Beer City'.
Maedl March 28, 2012
Ima Hogg, daughter ogf a governor of Texas. She was also a philanthropist and art collector.
Pegeen March 28, 2012
Who knew cooks could have a sense of humor? Love it.
bugbitten March 28, 2012
I'm thinking of that actress Stockyard Channing.
Panfusine March 28, 2012
LOL... Stockyard channing! Love that pun!
Sadassa_Ulna March 27, 2012
Rosemary Clooney. Strawberry Shortcake? Cherry Ames? Peppermint Patty? But they're fictional. Fiona Apple?
ChefOno March 27, 2012
Down at the local strip joint, Candy Cane and Strawberry Shortcake are both pretty famous...
ChefOno March 27, 2012
Bananarama? The Spice Girls? The Red Hot Chili Peppers?
ChefOno March 27, 2012
Ginger Grant? Pepper Anderson? Olive Oyl?
susan G. March 27, 2012
Thanks! I'm laughing along.
ChefOno March 27, 2012
Bing Crosby? Herb Alpret? Basil Rathbone?
ChefOno March 27, 2012
Spuds MacKenzie?

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ChefOno March 27, 2012
Cookie Monster?
ChefOno March 27, 2012
Buckwheat? Carrot Top? Eminem? Vanilla Ice? Meatloaf?
softpunk March 27, 2012
Saffron Burrows, Celery Kimball, Peaches Geldoff
RebeccaCooks March 27, 2012
Theodore Sturgeon (sci-fi writer)
susan G. March 27, 2012
Pavlova, Melba, Margherita, Sandwich are foods named for people. Someone else asked that question...
I want people named for foods!!
Panfusine March 27, 2012
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
rt21 March 27, 2012
What about Anna pavlova the famous ballerina?
aargersi March 27, 2012
Isn't there a film director named Broccoli?
APPLE Paltrow-Martin
Panfusine March 27, 2012
Albert Broccoli, the James Bond director from the 70s
jmburns March 27, 2012
Chubby Broccoli. Produced the James Bond movies. RIP. ....
Panfusine March 27, 2012
Gnocchi, The Cat from Curious george
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