Have you ever wondered where Thousand Island Dressing comes from? Well, it comes from the Thousand Islands area located in the Saint Lawrence River between Canada and the United States. A fishing guides’s wife, Sophia LaLonde, made the condiment as part of her husband’s shore dinner. A well known actress at the time, May Irwin, requested the recipe after tasting it. She in turn gave it to George Boldt, the proprietor for the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. He then instructed the hotel’s maitre d’hotel to put the dressing on the menu – and voila, the world was introduced to a new savory salad dressing.
The photo above is taken from Ynys Craig Island on the Canadian side of the Thousand Island Area.