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.

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  • March 27, 2012
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Panfusine
Panfusine March 27, 2012

Gnocchi, The Cat from Curious george

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aargersi
aargersi March 27, 2012

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

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Panfusine
Panfusine March 27, 2012

Albert Broccoli, the James Bond director from the 70s

jmburns
jmburns March 27, 2012

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

rt21
rt21 March 27, 2012

What about Anna pavlova the famous ballerina?

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Panfusine
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

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susan g
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!!

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RebeccaCooks
RebeccaCooks March 27, 2012

Theodore Sturgeon (sci-fi writer)

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softpunk
softpunk March 27, 2012

Saffron Burrows, Celery Kimball, Peaches Geldoff

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ChefOno
ChefOno March 27, 2012

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

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Voted the Best Reply!

ChefOno
ChefOno March 27, 2012

Cookie Monster?

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ChefOno
ChefOno March 27, 2012

Spuds MacKenzie?

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ChefOno
ChefOno March 27, 2012

Bing Crosby? Herb Alpret? Basil Rathbone?

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susan g
susan g March 27, 2012

Thanks! I'm laughing along.

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ChefOno
ChefOno March 27, 2012

Ginger Grant? Pepper Anderson? Olive Oyl?

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ChefOno
ChefOno March 27, 2012

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

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ChefOno
ChefOno March 27, 2012

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

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Sadassa_Ulna
Sadassa_Ulna March 27, 2012

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

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bugbitten
bugbitten March 28, 2012

I'm thinking of that actress Stockyard Channing.

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Panfusine
Panfusine March 28, 2012

LOL... Stockyard channing! Love that pun!

Pegeen
Pegeen March 28, 2012

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

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Maedl
Maedl March 28, 2012

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

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Maedl
Maedl March 28, 2012

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

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Sadassa_Ulna
Sadassa_Ulna April 3, 2012

Huckleberry Finn ( or Hound)

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amysarah
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...

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BoulderGalinTokyo
BoulderGalinTokyo December 18, 2013

Saffron Burrows from 'Law & Order Criminal Intent'

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smslaw
smslaw December 18, 2013

Sleepy LaBeef

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jamcook
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!

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ChefJune
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.

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amysarah
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.

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