Classic Eponymous Recipes


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Many of the world's classic eponymous recipes, such as: Caesar Salad, Fettuccine Alfredo, Pizza Margherita, Reuben, Lobster Newberg, Tortellini, Melba Toast, Btunswick Stew, and dozens of interesting and sometimes hilarious stories include prima donnas, presidents, composers, chefs, kings, queens, physicians, military leaders, entertainers, saints, students, and even a little Italian street vendor who named his hot dish Manhattan Clam Chowder.

Do you know what world famous eponymous recipe two Hollywood super-stars ate every night for one week in Rome and what they gave the chef on their last night, or how Melba Toast, Crepes Suzettes, and Parker House Rolls were created by mistake?

Do you know the meaning of that delicious dessert Tiramisu and why it was created for prostitutes?

A world famous chef in New York quit when Lobster Newberg appeared on the menu; do you know why?

Guess what President Reagan ordered late one night in the White House and what Executive Chef Henry Haller said about him.

When and why did Napoleon change the name of his battlefront horse to Marengo?

In April 1962, President Kennedy was hosting a dinner for a large number of Nobel Prize winners. In his toast, Kennedy said, " I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever gathered at the White House, with the possible exception of when XXXX dined alone. "

Do you know the name of the person Kennedy mentioned and how it relates to an eponymous recipe?

Food lovers and culinary history buffs know the answers.

Nunzio Addabbo, an eponymous recipe historian, provides basic details in


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