1. Granny Smith Apple
The Granny Smith apple is named after Maria Ana (Granny) Smith. The apple originated in Australia from a seedling planted by Smith, hence the Granny Smith apple. (Source)
2. Bananas Foster
Named after Richard Foster, a regular customer of Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans. (Source)
3. Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry’s homage to Grateful Dead singer, Jerry Garcia. (Source)
4. Ceasar Salad
Named after Caesar Cardini, who created this salad at the restaurant of the Hotel Caesar in Tijuana. (Source)
Named for Père Clément Rodier, a French monk living in North Africa at the beginning of the 20th century. (Source)
6. Cobb Salad
Named after Robert H. Cobb, owner of the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, who is said to have invented the salad as a late-night snack for himself in 1936. (Source)
7. Graham Crackers
Named for Sylvester Graham, 19th-century American Presbyterian minister. (Source)
8. Kaiser Rolls
Invented in Vienna, and are thought to have been named to honor Emperor Franz Josef (The Kaiser). (Source)
9. Margherita Pizza
Named for Queen Margherita of Savoy, who was presented with this pizza in the colors of the Italian flag on a trip to Naples in 1889. (Source)
10. Dr. Pepper
Dr. Pepper was invented by pharmacist Charles Atherton in 1885 at a Waco, Texas drugstore owned by Wade Morrison. The drink is said to be named for Morrison’s first employer, Charles T. Pepper, who owned a pharmacy in Virginia. (Source)
11. Reuben Sandwich
Named after Reuben Kolakofsky, who made it for a poker group who gathered at his restaurant in an Omaha, Nebraska hotel. (Source)
12. Salisbury Steak
Named after Dr. James H. Salisbury, an early U.S. health food advocate, who created this dish and advised his patients to eat it three times a day. (Source)
13. Tootsie Rolls
Named for Clara “Tootsie” Hirshfield, the daughter of Leo Hirshfield, developer of the first paper-wrapped penny candy, in New York. (Source)
14. General Tso’s Chicken
Named for General Zuǒ Zōngtáng of the Qing Dynasty. (Source)
15. Chicken Tetrazzini
Named for operatic soprano Luisa Tetrazzini, the “Florentine Nightingale.” (Source)
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