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French Dressing
From Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection

French dressing is a type of American salad dressing, also called Catalina dressing. French dressing can be "white" or "red". It is essentially a vinaigrette with sugar and ketchup added. It is often sold bottled in the United States.

French dressing as such is unknown in France, where sugar and ketchup are never found in salad dressing. Vinaigrette is the most common way of dressing a salad in France.

People in some parts of the Southern United States (especially in the Biloxi, Mississippi, area) pour French dressing on pizza.

Midwestern lore has it that the condiment's name stems from its invention by the wife of Lucius French, a founder of Hazleton, Indiana. French's intense aversion to vegetables brought him to the brink of scurvy several times; his wife supposedly created the tangy, unconventional dressing as a means of coaxing the bellicose French to consume salads. The story is likely apocryphal, however.

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