10 Random Facts You Never Knew About Dressings and Sauces

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  • In the 1930’s, you could buy a pint of mayonnaise for just 18 cents!​​
  • The first store-bought salad dressings were sold in wooden jars.
  • The Caesar salad was once voted by the International Society of Epicures in Paris as the "greatest recipe to originate from the Americas in fifty years."
  • According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, Americans consume salad dressing 38 times a year. Ranch is consumed 15 out of 38 times, with Italian dressing coming in second being eaten 6 times.
  • In 1907, commercial mayonnaise was sold for the first time out of the city of Philadelphia.
  • Low-calorie salad dressing wasn’t introduced until 1954.
  • A 2004 study showed that Russia is the only market in Europe where mayonnaise is sold more than ketchup by volume.
  • Contrary to popular belief, ceasar salad is NOT named after the famous, Julius Caesar. It was actually named after a man called Caesar Cardini.
  • The Babylonians used oil and vinegar for dressing greens nearly 2,000 years ago.
  • The original Caesar salad recipe did not contain pieces of anchovy; the slight anchovy flavor comes from the Worcestershire sauce. Ceasar Cardini, the original creator of the salad, was opposed to using anchovies in his salad.