itty53: TIL Chef “Boyardee” was a real Italian dude who just found a way of making sure people pronounce Boiardi correctly.
CrimsonPig: I find it amusing that Chef Boyardee (or Boiardi) was actually a renowned Italian chef, to the point where he was the head chef at the Plaza Hotel and catered presidential events for Woodrow Wilson. I can now pretend that I have a refined palate as I enjoy authentic Italian cuisine like Cheesy Burger Macaroni.
uboat57: It says nowhere in the article that he received the order of Lenin, only the Gold Star.
Mascot44: He had to hire a ton of workers for WW2 due to the high demand for canned food. After the war the demand went down so rather than letting people off this legendary mustached man sold out to a larger company so all of his employees could keep their jobs.
Lugalzagesi712: allied troops bonded over mini-dinosaurs
Tuba_Mike: Random fact: Ravioli is already in plural form. The singular form is Raviolo.
Auricfire: And I bet that more than a few modern soldiers would love to crack open a can of Beefaroni or Ravioli, rather than an MRE.
Pizza_Box: >of canned ravioli fame
CommanderInKeen: Nobody wants to admit they ate 9 cans of ravioli
_version: [“Chef Boyardee! The Master!”](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HBh_NtFRFY)
demoncupcakes: “Calvin, your test was an absolute disgrace! Our first president was NOT Chef Boyardee and you ought to be ashamed to have turned in such preposterous answers!”
Philoburger: this man Mr. Boiardi was believe it or not, a personal friend of my late mother. I was born and raised in Cleveland and he actually came to our home on several occasions —I am 66, just fyi…my mother passed back in ’91. His food was awesome and the only resemblance to the canned stuff is maybe the color…
zato_ichi: I think Chef Boyardee ravioli cold in the can with hot sauce would be one of those meals I’d still eat if I was rich.
contrafibularian: Today, he ensures that everyone can enjoy the experience of eating World War 2 rations, with his famous Beef Ravioli. It’s just like grandpa can’t remember.
ShutTheMuck: Those Chef Boyardee pizzas in a box used to be delicious. Now, they taste like bland garbage. I miss the 80s…
tommygunz007: The story (rumor) goes that he was adamant about not cheapening his ravioli, and then once he died, they made it garbage with coloring, removed the carrots, and used a variety of ‘meat’.
supersonick85: See, Italians have better people to celebrate than Columbus
Roxmax21: I’m 34, and still every now and then eat those abc123 in tomato sauce. Still good
RandallOfLegend: Chef B O Y A R D E E
AmosLaRue: I’m pretty sure this is how I got fat in my teenage years. Chef Boyardee is the fucking bomb, though. I could eat that stuff everyday forever.
Lazerlord10: He was the OG [Chef Excellence!](https://anexcellent.website/Ravioli).
RedditBadga: Ravioli Ravioli, what’s in the pocketoli?
EngelbertHerpaderp: I always hated how he was name dropped as an insult in Ratatouille. It’s not his fault how his name was eventually marketed.
rookiereddit: I bet it tasted way better than the shit that’s out now.
Sol-Om-On: I wonder what he would think if he tried the garbage they try to pass off for food today
kuntpuncher: This is the most American fact ever.
Bob_Bobinson: What if Chef Boyardee won WW1?
MovieFan135: And had he not been 7 years old, we wouldn’t have Beefaroni, Ravioli, Lasagne, Spaghetti and Meatballs, or Roller Coasters.
“One day children everywhere will [thank me](https://youtu.be/O3lJO87WI9s)”.
edit: missed a can name
usernamy: Ravioli ravioli, give me the formuoli
Tired_Mammal444: I can’t wait to see chef Boyardee communist memes on r/dankmemes now..
Genesis111112: and then proceeded to put more sugar than any human should ever eat in their entire lifetime all into each and every can since! your welcome dentists!!!
CommanderInKeen: I can’t eat that anymore without feeling sick
RomanOnARiver: Ravioli ravioli this man was given multiple awardiolies
spockspeare: Beefaroni with pickled jalapeños is the bomb.
spaceballsrules: And now I have a hankering for some Chef Boyardee ravioli. I can’t even remember the last time I ate them, maybe 20 years?