What is In a Name

For sure you all are familiar with the namse of the various kind food below. But have you ever wondered how they got their names.


Are you Pizza lovers? Have you tried a very patriotic Italian pizza called Margherita? You can easily spot this kind of pizza just by looking at its topping that symbolizes the italian flag : red (tomato), white (mozzarela), and green (basil). In 1889, the Italian Queen Consort, Margherita of Savoy, visited Naples and was served this pizza. That’s now it got its name.

Chicken Tandori

This Indian tradition food is made of chicken marinated in yogurt and uses some typically indian seasoning. This food is cooked at high temperatures in a tandoor (clay oven). That’s why it’s called chicken tancoori.

Corned Beef

A long time ago, salt was the only thing used to preserve food without cooking it first. At that time, people in England like to put meat in a large clay container and covered the meat with big amounts of salt that were reffered to as “corn of salt.”
From then on, the term corned beef has stuck. The word “corned” has been in The Oxford English Dictionary as early as 888 AD.


This kind of good that’s commonly associatedwith the US actulally orginates from Russia. In medievel times Russian people liked to eat sharedded raw meat seasoned raw meat seasoned with salt, pepper, and onion. German sailors who happened to visit Baltic sailors who happened to visit Baltic ports liked the food and brought the recipe back to Hamburg, Germany. That’s how it got its name-hamburger. But the Germans liked the meat grilled better than raw. In the 19th century, German immigrants took the recipe with them to America.


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