I love the Internet. Without it I’m sure I never would have learned that peach melba was named for 1800′s opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.
In a way, it’s kind of sad. She was highly regarded in her day and now she’s only remembered as the name of a desert, and hardly anyone knows why it’s named that. But, on the other hand, there are worse ways that one’s name can go down in history. As the name of a deadly disease, is the first thing that comes to mind.
So I’ve decided that I want to have a dessert named after me. I’m not sure what kind of dessert yet but I’m thinking it should involve cheesecake filling somehow. Perhaps I should invent it myself to be sure it’s just right.