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Foods named after people, like Eggs Benedict, Melba Toast and Margherita Pizza.

If you are of an inquisitive disposition you will love this video from “Mental Floss” which explores the origin of some very popular dishes and who they are named after.

For example German Chocolate Cake is not German at all, Eggs Benedict has it’s origins in a night of heavy drinking and the most common of all, the sandwich, has it’s origins in a night of heavy gambling.

Watch “28 Foods Named After People” for a whole whack of “QI”.

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