Thousand Island Dressing

Posted by ESC on July 08, 2003

In Reply to: Thousand Island Dressing posted by Bruce Kahl on July 08, 2003

: : Recently I heard that the Thousand Island Dressing actually orginated from the Thousand Islands in the Kingston area in Ontario, Canada. Just wonder if anyone out there knows if this is true or not and whether there is any proof or evidence to support the claim. Thanks.

: Google refers to a few sites, each having a different story as to the history of the dressing.
: The explanation with the most hits is linked below with others listed here:

: thd.html


All I found was that French dressing dates back to 1884 and thousand island dressing to the 1920s. (I Hear America Talking: An Illustrated History of American Words and Phrases by Stuart Berg Flexner (Von Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1976).)

See Bruce's post for the nice picture.