Top 10 Men With Salad Names
Recently, we brought you Top 10 Men With Meat Names, culled from an online collection of men who share their names with different kinds of animal flesh. It got us thinking, though -- what about all those gentlemen with vegetables for last names? Where was that amusing website designed exclusively for them? Turns out there isn't one, so we decided to come up with a list on our own. Some who didn't make the cut include Indian American composer and musician Karsh Kale, erstwhile Bud Light mascot Spuds MacKenzie, Colonel Mustard, and a minor Biblical figure in the book of Genesis known as Mash. Read on for our own, custom-designed list of Top 10 Men With Salad Names, and don't forget to comment with some suggestions of your own. Now, eat your greens.
10. Basil Rathbone, actor
Sir Basil Rathbone (1892-1967) was born in South Africa, became a famous actor in England, and died in New York City. Global varieties of basil include Baja, Genovese, New Guinea, Thai, and African Blue Basil, as well as Aussie Sweet Basil.
Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collection
9. Albert R. Broccoli, film producer
Also known as "Cubby," Albert R. Broccoli (1909-1996) was the producer of the James Bond films. His children are honoring his legacy by continuing with the 007 franchise. Do you think they go by "Broccolini"?
8. Eric Bibb, musician
This American acoustic blues singer-songwriter lives in London, where the bibb variety of butterhead lettuce is more popular than in the United States.
Eric Bibb in concert
7. William Romaine, evangelical priest
William Romaine (1714 - 1795) went to Oxford University, and was both a preacher and an astronomy professor. As a lettuce, Romaine is commonly used in Caesar salads.
6. Cabbage Head, character in Kids in the Hall
Cabbage Head was a character played by Bruce McCulloch in the TV series Kids in the Hall. He had leaves instead of hair and smoked cigars. In 1877, New York Times reported that some companies used cabbage leaves in their cigars to avoid paying tobacco taxes.Next Page
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