About the Product
New York 88 Italian Dressing
is a North American style
Italian dressing is thought to date back to 1948, in Kansas City,
MO, where it was served at the Wishbone Restaurant. The Wishbone had
been opened in 1945 by Phillip Sollomi along with Lena Sollomi,
Phillip's mother. The Italian dressing served at the Wishbone was
based on a recipe from Lena Sollomi's Sicilian family which was a
blend of oil, vinegar, herbs and spices. Demand for the salad
dressing proved so high that Phillip started a separate operation to
produce it for sale, making it by the barrel. The dressing recipe
was eventually purchased by Lipton and has been made commercially by
a succession of owners since, with the product currently made by
Pinnacle Foods, Inc.
Our version was handed down for many years and is now called NEW YORK 88.
Italian dressing is a vinaigrette-type of salad dressing in United States and Canadian cuisine, consisting of water, vinegar or lemon juice, vegetable oil, chopped bell peppers, usually sugar or corn syrup, and a blend of numerous herbs and spices including oregano, fennel, dill and salt. Onion and garlic can also be used to intensify the dressing’s flavor. It is often bought bottled, or prepared by mixing oil and vinegar with a packaged flavoring mix consisting of dehydrated vegetables and herbs.
North American-style Italian dressing is not used in Italy, where salad is normally dressed with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and sometimes black pepper at the table, and not with a pre-mixed vinaigrette. Italian dressing is also used as a marinade for meat or vegetables, for stir-fries, and on sandwiches. Pasta salads sometimes include Italian dressing. The caloric content of Italian dressing varies widely. A variety of Italian dressing, known as creamy Italian, consists of the same ingredients, but with milk products and stabilizers added to make the salad dressing creamy. Good with alads, Vegetables, meats, fish, soups and to marinate meats.