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When the Easter Bunny Goes on a Diet

Saturday, April 16th, 2011


Eggs Benedict: a brunch specialty of an English muffin half topped with a slice of Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and a drizzle of Hollandaise sauce. How did this lovely combination come to be? Now that’s a mystery. While there are several myths about the origin of eggs Benedict, the most popular myth claims that the idea came from a hungover Wall Street broker named Lemuel Benedict, who was desperately looking for a cure to his hangover in 1894 at the Waldorf Hotel. After Benedict piled bacon and poached eggs on top of buttered toast and topped it with Hollandaise sauce, Oscar Tschirky, the maître d’hôtel, altered Benedict’s concoction and replaced the toast with a toasted English muffin and the bacon with Canadian bacon. (more…)

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