Immortalized in Dessert? Food Named after the Famous: Ever wonder where Earl Grey tea gets its name? Or why Beef Wellington is called Beef Wellington? Or why Margherita was a big enough deal to get a pizza named after her? Wonder no more: The BBC has the stories behind these and other foods that are named after famous historical figures. One of our favorite items in the article is Beef Carpaccio, a dish that takes its name from the Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio, who painted with a hue close in color to that of the raw, red meat.

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