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Top 10: Foods Named after Famous People

...who didn’t invent them. Ten dishes that show that sometimes cookery can be the sincerest form of flattery Garibaldi was so
DRESSING UP Thousand Island dressing and Waldorf Salad also hail from the NYC hotel
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EGGS BENEDICT

There’s no debate that a poached egg sat atop bacon or ham on a toasted English muffin and topped with Hollandaise sauce bears this name. But who was Benedict? There are conflicting claims, but the most plausible suggests it was named after a glamorous New York stockbroker called Lemuel Benedict who, looking for a hangover cure while breakfasting at the Waldorf Hotel in 1894, was served this very combination.

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