The Other Midwestern Salad Dressing

Is French dressing really Ohio dressing?

By Alicia Banaszewski

French dressing isn’t French. Not as we know it today, anyway. In the beginning, a French dressing was simply a vinaigrette, so named in nineteenth-century cookbooks from New York and Boston. As the dressing migrated inland, cooks fortified it with tomato, paprika, sugar, and the other ingredients that made it the rich, ruddy condim…

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