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Foraging In The Fridge

GENERIC: Italian Salad Dressing
This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.
If you're like me, then your refrigerator has things in it that probably predate the Stone Age.

I discovered this while searching for salad dressing.

Bottles of all shapes with wide-mouth necks hang on the inside plastic shelves of my fridge like grandstand fans at the ballpark.

They're like those cans of nails in the garage — the ones that you collect because you know you'll use them, but never do.

I have dressings with fancy names like Shallot Vinaigrette. Then there's Baltic … and that old standby: plain French

I wonder if they have American dressing in France. And what would they call it?

The problem, I guess, is that no matter how they try to sell, advertise and market it, bottled dressing just isn't that exciting. And if we think it's dull, imagine how the salad feels.

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