Famous Foodies with Tasty Names

Though the season of justifiable stuffing our faces is finally officially past, that doesn’t mean we have to stop thinking about food. So let’s take this opportunity to sublimate by saluting some of the most famous foodies of the past and present. Of course, the Nameberry accent is on those with particularly noteworthy names—so, with apologies to Julia, Jamie, Jacques, Mario, Alice, Anthony, Daniel, Bobby and Gordon— here are our Top Chef choices.


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Auguste Escoffier, born Georges Auguste was a French chef (1846-1935) who was one of the pre-eminent leaders in the development of modern French cuisine. Parents have recently been flocking to the traditional month name August—perhaps some would like to give it a Gallic twist and pronounce it ow-goost.

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