You are here: 10 Questions - Food Named After People

Food Named After People

Food Quiz

  1. A fluffy omelette made with smoked haddock, was named after this writer and critic.
  2. When the Queen consort of Italy visited Naples in 1889, a famous local pizza-maker created this pizza for her.
  3. An Italian chef is credited with creating this salad at his Tijuana restaurant in Mexico in the early 1920s.
  4. Chef Auguste Escoffier in 1892 or 1893 was inspired by an operatic soprano's voice so much that he created this dessert for her.

  5. A tea blend flavoured with oil of bergamot which is named after a British Prime Minister.
  6. A dish of sauteed pieces of beef in a sauce of mustard and sour cream gets this name after a member of an influential Russian family.
  7. This light sponge cake has four squares representing four princes.
  8. The name of a warm sauce made of cream, cheese, ham, beef extract, and mushrooms named in honour of a famous Italian tenor.
  9. A meringue-based dessert originating in the early 20th century which gets its name after a Russian ballerina.
  10. Invented in the late 1930s at a Hollywood restaurant, the children's cocktail of club soda, grenadine, and a maraschino cherry?
  11. What was the last name of the American horticulturist who accidently created a cross of a blackberry and a raspberry in 1883?
  12. English biscuits named after an Italian patriot trying to unite Italy, after his popular visit to England in 1864.
  13. Desert named after two French sisters who baked a caramelized apple tart upside-down by mistake and served it in their hotel in the 1880s.
  14. Prince of Wales Edward VII ordered a special desert for himself on 31 January 1896, at the Cafe de Paris in Monte Carlo. Edward asked that the dessert be named after his companion. What was her name?


  1. Arnold Bennett omelette
  2. Margherita pizza (Queen Margherita)
  3. Caesar salad (named after Caesar Cardini)
  4. Peach Melba (named after Dame Nellie Melba (1861–1931))
  5. Earl Grey
  6. Beef Stroganoff
  7. Battenberg cake (its squares represents the Battenberg princes: Louis, Alexander, Henry and Francis Joseph)
  8. Caruso sauce (named after tenor Enrico Caruso)
  9. Pavlova (named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova)
  10. Shirley Temple
  11. Logan (he created the Loganberry)
  12. Garibaldi biscuits
  13. Tarte Tatin (named after Stephanie and Caroline Tatin)
  14. Suzette (and the desert is Crepes Suzette)