dressing is a variety of salad dressing most commonly
made of, primarily, mayonnaise,
and a mixture of finely chopped vegetables, most often pickles,
peppers, and/or green olives;
chopped hard-boiled egg
is also common.
a variant of Russian dressing, was invented in the first
decades of the 20th century by Sophia LaLonde.
LaLonde substituted mayonnaise for the yogurt
used in Russian dressing, and added pickle relish, chives
and sometimes chopped, hard-boiled eggs.
The dressing was
popularized by one of her dinner guests, actress May
Irwin, who gave the condiment its name, after LaLonde's
home, the Thousand Islands region of upstate New York and
An alternate tale
is that the name refers to the multitude of small specks
that dot the dressing.
dressing has been cited in print since at least
1912. The dressing was very popular in
Chicago. One theory is that the dressing was
invented at Chicago's Blackstone Hotel in 1910.
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