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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 6 years ago

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Panfusine
added over 6 years ago

Gnocchi, The Cat from Curious george

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aargersi
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added over 6 years ago

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

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Panfusine
added over 6 years ago

Albert Broccoli, the James Bond director from the 70s

jmburns
added over 6 years ago

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

rt21
added over 6 years ago

What about Anna pavlova the famous ballerina?

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Panfusine
added over 6 years ago

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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susan g
added over 6 years ago

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

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RebeccaCooks
added over 6 years ago

Theodore Sturgeon (sci-fi writer)

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softpunk
added over 6 years ago

Saffron Burrows, Celery Kimball, Peaches Geldoff

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ChefOno
added over 6 years ago

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

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ChefOno
added over 6 years ago

Spuds MacKenzie?

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ChefOno
added over 6 years ago

Bing Crosby? Herb Alpret? Basil Rathbone?

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susan g
added over 6 years ago

Thanks! I'm laughing along.

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ChefOno
added over 6 years ago

Ginger Grant? Pepper Anderson? Olive Oyl?

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ChefOno
added over 6 years ago

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

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ChefOno
added over 6 years ago

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

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Sadassa_Ulna
added over 6 years ago

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

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bugbitten
added over 6 years ago

I'm thinking of that actress Stockyard Channing.

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Panfusine
added over 6 years ago

LOL... Stockyard channing! Love that pun!

Pegeen
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added over 6 years ago

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

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Maedl
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added over 6 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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Another one that almost worksl: Albert Bierstadt, 19th C.painter, whose name means 'Beer City'.

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Sadassa_Ulna
added over 6 years ago

Huckleberry Finn ( or Hound)

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amysarah
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added over 6 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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BoulderGalinTokyo
added almost 5 years ago

Saffron Burrows from 'Law & Order Criminal Intent'

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smslaw
added almost 5 years ago

Sleepy LaBeef

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jamcook
added almost 5 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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added almost 5 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 5 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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