Was this dish really named after a "Florentine Nightingale"?
Question: This casserole has such an unusual name, was it really named after an Opera Singer?
Answer: YES, it was! A homey classic, chicken tetrazzini has surprisingly lofty name origins: world-famous opera singer Luisa Tetrazzini, “The Florentine Nightingale,” who wowed American audiences so much that chefs in New York and San Francisco both declared their love by creating a casserole for her. Wow – and it is delicious!