axoaxonic (axoaxonic) wrote in linguaphiles,
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food etymology

I just made a new dish and was wondering what to name it (involves eggplant, chicken breast, noodles, gorgonzola, etc; I'll post the recipe if anyone asks). That got me wondering how other dishes were named. We all know about the Earl of Sandwich and 'mahonnaise,' and then there's ratatouille, which is named after 'tossing' the ingredients....

1. Do you know any foods that have an interesting linguistic story behind their name?

2. What's the most common method of finding a name for a new dish?

3. Any name suggestions for my dish, summarized above?
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