11. Eggs Benedict

This classic breakfast and brunch favorite is often regarded as the perfect hangover cure. Ironically, the dish was created for just that purpose: to relieve the aftereffects of a retired stock broker’s wild night out. In 1894, Lemuel Benedict visited the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in search for a cure for his morning hangover. He ordered a combination of poached eggs and bacon on a piece of toast, topped with a layer of hollandaise sauce.

The Maitre d’hotel was so impressed with this order that he immediately added it to the menu, substituting the bacon for ham and the toast for an English muffin. He named the dish after the inventor himself, giving birth to the Eggs Benedict.