You Can’t Always Judge a Food by Its Cover

Dr. Linda Dahl
3 min readOct 28, 2022
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It’s easy to make assumptions about the origin of food based on its name. French onion soup, for example, with its caramelized onions and melted Gruyere cheese, is obviously French. Sausage-covered Scotch eggs could only have come from Scotland–who else would claim them? But sometimes names can be misleading. Many popular dishes with foreign-sounding names were actually born on American soil.

Dr. Linda Dahl

Physician. Author of Tooth and Nail:The Making of a Female Fight Doctor & Better Breastfeeding, @doctorlindadahl