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Who invented Thousand Island Dressing?

Has the mystery been solved? Someone has clearly been missing his/her royalties since the turn of the 20th century. Can anyone claim they are the recipe-maker? Here are three contenders for the legend:

Thousand Islands are famous for their beauty; but, ironically, world-renown for their salad dressing-slash-condiment. The battle ensues between the Thousand Islands, Chicago and New York; it seems Sophie Lalonde of Clayton has left the most credible evidence, a hand-written recipe found in the safe of the now named, Thousand Islands Inn, in Clayton. Read a good argument here.

Wikipedia list its most unusual ingredients (which we cannot corroborate as the original. Aye there’s the rub!) :

Thousand Island dressing is a salad dressing and condiment based on mayonnaise and can include olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, cream, chili sauce, tomato purée, ketchup, or Tabasco sauce.

Can The Wedge reveal the mystery? Uhhhh, well….

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