The history of French toast is an interesting one and actually dates back to the Roman Empire. It has had a variety of names through the years such as poor knight's pudding, aliter dulcia, and payn fondew. The team at kulicksfrenchtoastrecipes.com put together this graphic of 24 interesting French Toast facts that I, a self-proclaimed French toast connoisseur, didn't even know, like the name French toast was created by total accident! In 1724 an innkeeper in Albany, New York introduced the dish. Joseph French wanted the name to be "French's Toast" to reflect his name and creation but accidentally left the apostrophe and S off, and the name 'French toast' took off. In modern day, there are several names around the globe that French toast goes by. It can be referred to as Spanish toast, German toast, nun's toast, eggy bread, Gypsy toast, torrijas, and Bombay toast. In Brazil, they have a style of French toast called rabanadas that is served as a dessert for Christmas. However you prepare this dish and whatever you call it, it is at its core a delicious breakfast staple across the globe.