21 foods and drinks you never knew were named after real people

We take a look at the crazy origin stories behind the names of 21 popular foods and drinks, from Arnold Palmer’s mocktail to the Earl of Sandwich’s invention. What’s in a name? You may already know that the Earl of Sandwich supposedly invented his eponymous meal in the 18th century, but did you know that bananas foster, Granny Smith apples, and Caesar salad were also named after real people? And no — the latter is not named after Julius Caesar. INSIDER rounded up 21 popular foods and drinks that were named after real people, as well as the fascinating, funny, and sometimes downright bizarre origin stories that go with them.

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