The Thousand Islands lie between the United States and Canada, and the story goes that the owner of the Waldorf Hotel, George Boldt, asked for salad dressing while on a boat trip in the region. Short of the usual ingredients, his chef invented the mayonnaise based dressing that we still love today. Boldt himself liked it so much that it’s been served at Hilton hotels since he brought the recipe back in 1894.

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