List of foods named after places

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Lists of foods named after places have been compiled by writers, sometimes on travel websites or food-oriented websites, as well as in books.

Since all of these names are words derived from place names, they are all toponyms. This article covers English language food toponyms which may have originated in English or other languages.

According to Delish.com, "[T]here's a rich history of naming foods after cities, towns, countries, and even the moon."[1]

The following foods and drinks were named after places. Each non-obvious etymology is supported by a reference on the linked Wikipedia page. Food names are listed by country of the origin of the word, not necessarily where the food originated or was thought to have originated.

Africa[edit]

A cooked guinea hen
Tangerine
Ethiopian eggplant

Ethiopia[edit]

Asia[edit]

Mongolian barbecue

East Asia[edit]

China[edit]

A sliced Chinese gooseberry
Fruits and vegetables
Peking duck
Meat products and dishes
Dezhou braised chicken
Staple food
Hokkien Mee

Japan[edit]

Kobe beef
Fruits
Fuji apples

Korea[edit]

Gyeongju or Hwangnam bread

South Asia[edit]

An Afghan salad

India[edit]

Chicken Chettinad
Fruits and vegetables
Tamarind balls from Trinidad and Tobago
Staple food
Indori Poha

Southeast Asia[edit]

Crab Rangoon

Indonesia[edit]

Indonesian cinnamon
Nasi Padang

Malaysia[edit]

Bicol Express

Philippines[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Pad Thai

Vietnam[edit]

Bún bò Huế

West Asia[edit]

Damsons

Armenia[edit]

Armenian pizza or Lahmacun

Iran[edit]

Peaches

Israel[edit]

A bundle of scallions

Turkey[edit]

Turkish Delight

Europe[edit]

Shopska salad

Balkan[edit]

Istrian stew

Croatia[edit]

Romania[edit]

Donauwelle

Central Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

Wiener Schnitzel

Czechoslovakia[edit]

Liptauer

Germany[edit]

Bavarois
Baked goods
Black Forest cake
Meat products and dishes
Frankfurter Würstchen
Pichelsteiner

Hungary[edit]

Hortobágyi palacsinta

Poland[edit]

Silesian dumplings
Prekmurje layer pastry

Slovenia[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Swiss chard
Baked goods
Bündner Nusstorte
Cheeses
Emmental cheese
Tartu Rose

Eastern Europe[edit]

Baltic states[edit]

Russia[edit]

Tula gingerbread
Chicken Kiev

Ukraine[edit]

Scandinavia[edit]

Karelian pasty

Denmark[edit]

A Danish

Norway[edit]

Gudbrandsdalsost

Sweden[edit]

Swedish meatballs

Southern Europe[edit]

Redcurrant

Greece[edit]

Fruits and vegetables
Quinces

Italy[edit]

Neapolitan ice cream
Sardines
Baked goods
Coppia ferrarese
Cheeses
Gorgonzola and a pear
Montasio
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cantaloupes
Lucques
Roma tomatoes
Fruits and vegetables
Meat products and dishes
Chicken marsala
Milanesa
Italian dressing
Zuppa toscana
Sauces and dressings
Soups

Portugal[edit]

Galinha à Portuguesa
Ovos Moles de Aveiro

Spain[edit]

Mayonnaise
Spanish omelette
Valencian paella
Cheeses
Casín cheese
Manchego
Fruits, nuts and vegetables
Padron peppers
Fabada asturiana
Soups and stews

Western Europe[edit]

Belgian pralines
Brussels sprouts

Belgium[edit]

France[edit]

Lobster bisque
French onion soup
Baked goods
Breton galette
Quiche lorraine
Cheeses
Brie
Camembert
Roquefort
Anjou
Fruits and vegetables
Salade niçoise
Meat products and dishes
Chateaubriand with Béarnaise sauce
French dip
Lobster with sauce américaine
Sauces, dressings and condiments

Ireland[edit]

Irish stew
Dutch dougnuts or Dutchies
Dutch pancake

Netherlands[edit]

Gouda, Old Amsterdam, Leerdammer, and other Dutch cheeses
Cheeses

United Kingdom[edit]

Ulster fry
England[edit]
Eton mess
English muffins
Lincoln biscuit
Baked goods
Cheddar
Red Windsor
Wensleydale
Cheeses
Blenheim Orange
Warden pear
Fruits and vegetables
Meat products and dishes
Melton Mowbray pork pie
Creme anglaise over a piece of bread
Sauces and condiments
Scotland[edit]
Cullen skink
Scotch woodcock
Wales[edit]
Welsh rarebit
Bermuda fish chowder

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Canadian bacon
Nanaimo bars

Caribbean[edit]

Jamaica beef patty

Cuba[edit]

Habaneros

Mexico[edit]

Carne a la tampiqueña
Jalapeños

United States[edit]

Baked Alaska
Baked goods
Fig Newtons
Key lime pie
Smith island cake2009
Cheeses
Fruits, nuts and vegetables
Adirondack Blue potatoes
Concord grapes
Rainier cherries
Buffalo wings
New York strip steak a.k.a Kansas City strip steak
Philly cheesesteak
Meat products and dishes
Thousand Island dressing on a salad
Sauces, dressings and condiments
California rolls
Dungeness crabs
Seafood

Oceania[edit]

Australian meat pie
Otaheite cashew

South America[edit]

Brazil nuts
Lima beans

Peru[edit]

By type of food[edit]

Cheeses[edit]

Main article: List of cheeses
Asiago
Banon
Bleu d'Auvergne
Caerphilly
Chanco
Colby
Sage derby
Edam
Gamonéu
Harzer
Limburger
Livarot
Minas
Oaxaca
Parmesan
Pont-l'Évêque
Ragusano
Sainte-Maure de Touraine
Swaledale
Torta del Casar
Bread with Västerbotten and goat cheese

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Web page titled "On the Map: Why Some Foods Are Named After Places", retrieved August 30, 2011