Food for thought? Photo: Shutterstock/IndiaPicture
You know the feeling when a plate full of your favourite pizza or that super-tempting dessert is placed in front of you. Oh! How it makes you forget everything else in the world. So much so that you stop caring about who is sitting next to you.
So we obviously don't expect you to get into intricate details of what you are eating. But, after you've gulped that glorious dessert and enjoyed every bit of it, you definitely can spare some time to get into some amazing details.
Do you know that many of your favourite dishes have very interesting stories behind them? In fact, many of them are named after some very famous women. Don't believe us? Take a look.
Marie biscuit is named after Maria Alexandrovna. Photo: Shutterstock/Twitter
Your mother's favourite tea-time biscuit is named after the Duchess of Edinburgh, Maria Alexandrovna. She was the only surviving daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. Who would have expected such a heavy history behind that light biscuit?
Melba Toast is named after opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba. Photo: Shutterstock/Twitter
This bread toast was created by French chef Auguste Escoffier for a very honourable guest at the Savoy Hotel in London. Name after the very beautiful opera singer Dame Nellie Melba from the Victorian era, this toast is a heavenly piece of delight.
Tetrazzini is named after Luisa Tetrazzini, a famous Italian opera singer. Photo: Shutterstock/Twitter
Luisa Tetrazzini, a famous Italian opera singer, visited an American restaurant that had a popular tradition of naming food items after the person they were inspired from. Thus, this yummy AF dish was named after her.
Lady Canning is named after Lady Charlotte Canning, wife of Lord Canning. Photo: Shutterstock/Instagram
Don't get misled by the western name. Yes, it was named after Lady Charlotte Canning, wife of Lord Canning (Governor-General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857). But, it is just a fancier, creamy version of our very own gulab jamun. Plus, it's super popular in Kolkata.
Apple Charlotte is named after Queen Charlotte. Photo: Shutterstock/Twitter
This is a golden-crusted dessert made by baking a thick apple compote in a mold lined with buttered bread. This dessert was originally created to use leftover or stale bread. Some historians think that this sweet dish took its name from Queen Charlotte, who was a huge supporter of apple growers.
Pavlova is named after Russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova. Photo: Shutterstock/Twitter
Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, this fruity dessert was created in the honour of Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. Isn't it as pretty as her name? Margherita Pizza
Margherita Pizza is named after Queen Margherita of Savoy. Photo: Shutterstock/Twitter
Back in the day when Queen Margherita of Savoy made a visit to Naples, Italy, she was offered three exotic pizzas by chef Raffaele Esposito of Pizzeria Brandi and his wife. The patriotic queen chose the one with all the colors of the Italian flag : red (tomatoes), white (mozzarella cheese), and green (basil leaves). So the pizza was named in her honour thereafter.