Last month’s Funny Names in Food post was all about staying warm, serving up steamy mugs of hot chocolate. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re probably still shivering, so I’d like to offer up more cold-weather foods. Lasagna, soup of course, marshmallows for topping the hot chocolate, …
*ring ring! ring ring!*
Wha’? My phone is ringing. Oh, this is embarrassing. I must not have turned off the ringer. Sorry! Looks like it’s my boss (BoFN co-founder Dave), so I’d better take this. Excuse me.
Dave: Hey, Liz! Listening in on your FNiFood post and it’s good stuff. Really. But before you get too carried away with the food angle (they can always get that from your food for fun posts), I just want to remind you that you really need to play up the funny names here. It’s what we’re known for, what we’re about. So for sure keep the food, but don’t forget the funny names. ‘K?
Liz: *blushing and a bit sheepish* Oh, right. Thanks for the remind. I do tend to get carried away when it comes to food and drink, don’t I? Funny names, got it. I’ll do what I can to make you proud.
Dave: You’ll do fine, Liz. Keep up the good work! Will let you get back. Toodles!
Liz: ‘Bye, Dave!
*shuts phone off, clears throat*
Ok, then. That was the boss man with a bit of direction for me. We’ll still talk about soup, etc, but wondering if I can have some fun with it. Dave’s a brainy kind of guy and loves a good word game. What if we turned this post into a game? What if I offered a list of (funny, of course) names along with a list of warming winter foods? You match the name to the food. Willing to give it a go?
If you’re in (and I hope you are), go ahead and assign each name to a food. Answers at the bottom. Good luck and be brilliant!
A) Alex Doumak
B) Jasper White
C) J. C. Clopper
D) Maria Borogno
E) Ali Ahmed Aslam
F) John T. Dorrance
1) Some claim that this Pakistani chef invented chicken tikka masala by improvising a sauce made from yogurt, cream, and spices.
2) The first American known to have written about San Antonio’s chili carne, way back in 1926.
3) Wrote 50 Chowders, a cookbook which noted that the first and oldest-known printed fish chowder recipe appeared in the Boston Evening Post in 1751.
4) This Campbell Soup Company chemist invented condensed soup in 1897. (Fun food fact: Americans consume approximately 2.5 billion bowls of this person’s tomato, cream of mushroom, and chicken noodle soups each year.)
5) When looking for ways to speed marshmallow production (a noble goal if there ever was one), this inventor discovered a method to extrude batters and dough. His extrusion process revolutionized marshmallow making, paving the way for mass marshmallows.
6) An Italian living in the 1300s, credited with inventing lasagna.
Thanks for playing and see you next month 🙂