What can be better than some perfect eggs Benedict for brunch?
Happy National Eggs Benedict day.
Did you know…
- There are conflicting accounts as to the origin of Eggs Benedict. Here are some.
- In an interview recorded in the “Talk of the Town” column of The New Yorker in 1942, the year before his death, Lemuel Benedict, a retired Wall Street stock broker, claimed that he had wandered into the Waldorf Hotel in 1894 and, hoping to find a cure for his morning hangover, ordered “buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a hooker of hollandaise.” Oscar Tschirky, the famed maître d’hôtel, was so impressed with the dish that he put it on the breakfast and luncheon menus but substituted ham for the bacon and a toasted English muffin for the toast.
- Craig Claiborne, in September 1967, wrote a column in The New York Times Magazine about a letter…
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