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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Wylie Dufresne is the leading American advocate of the somewhat radical molecular gastronomy, incorporating new scientific techniques into food preparation and presentation. A friendly, freewheeling, cowboyish name, Wylie can also be spelled Wiley and has long been a recommended Nameberry choice.

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