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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Edna Lewis was an African-American chef and cookbook writer renowned for her books on traditional Southern cuisine. The name Edna could be next in line to follow other once-abandoned E-girls names like Ella, Elsa, Elsie and Etta back onto babies’ birth certificates.

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