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By David Martin

Searching the origin of ranch dressing


It started innocently enough.

A bottle of Hidden Valley ranch dressing (yes, the brand name is important here) sat on the dinner table and immediately threw a spark into my curiosity.

“When was ranch dressing invented,” I asked myself.

I immediately consulted Google and find the dressing’s history to be much shorter than I would have imagined. In fact, there are people a lot older than the recipe is.

According to the Hidden Valley website, the dressing was developed in the 1950s by Steve and Gayle Henson. Steve experimented with a recipe while working in Alaska and when he and his wi...

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