"California Dip" in Los Angeles Times (November 1954, March 1955)

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  Here it is.  It's interesting that it appears to have been named "California Dip" in California.  Usually these things are like "chicken wings" from Buffalo, later called "Buffalo wings" outside of the place of origin.
  OT: Still no Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing through December 1961.

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Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File). Los Angeles, Calif.: Nov 7, 1954. p. C14 (1 page) :
   In seconds she (Marion Manners, Times Food Editor--ed.) will combine a speedy appetizer dip that features mellow flavored sour cream with zippy onion soup mix.

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Dick Kidson. Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File). Los Angeles, Calif.: Dec 30, 1954. p. 4 (1 page) :
   A dip that is easy to make consists of one pint of sour cream mixed with a package of dehydrated onion soup.  That's about as simple as they come.

Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File). Los Angeles, Calif.: Mar 25, 1955. p. B5 (1 page) :
   Imagination and ingenuity go hand in hand when you are planning a party menu.  And the canapes you serve to whet your guests' appetities should be given free rein on both counts.  Here is a delightful development in the Dunk and Dip department that will have the crowd passing their crackers for more.
   It is a California original hors d'oeuvre that combines a package of onion soup mix and a pint of commercially soured cream, both available at the corner grocery store.  And it takes but a minute to mix--happy news for the harried hostess!
      _Tuck in Refrigerator_
   Make it a bit before the party and then tuck it away in the freigerator.  This mixture should stand 20 to 30 minutes before seving and kept chilled until you use it.
   To make a sizable bowl of this delicacy, called California dip, stir in package of onion soup mix, just as it comes from the package, into a pint of commercially soured cream and blend thoroughly.
   Place the bowl in the center of a big round wooden platter and surround it with a piquant variety of cheese crackers, Melba toast and potato chips.  Give it a gay garnish of snipped parsley for looks and serve with a flourish.
   The subtle blend of flavors and creamy consistency make this dip a delightful beginning to the rest of the menu.  Try it once and see how it adds to your laurels as a hostess.

   California Dip
1 package onion soup mix
1 pint commercially soured cream
   METHOD:  Stir soup mix just as it comes from the package into sour cream and blend thoroughly.  Use as a dip for potato chips, corn chips, crackers or Melba toast.  Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

   California Spread
1 package onion soup mix
1/2 pint commercially soured cream
1 3-ounce package cream cheese
   METHOD:  Allow cream cheese to soften.  Stir in onion soup mix (just as it comes from the package) and sour cream, then blend well.  Use as a spread for crackers, Melba toast or your favorite wafers.  Keep sour cream and cream cheese under refrigeration until you use it.  You should do the same with this mix to keep it fresh and wholesome.

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Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File). Los Angeles, Calif.: Nov 25, 1956. p. U55 (1 page):
   Lipton's festive California Dip--teastiest appetizer ever "dipped" up with potato chips, crackers...and so quick!  Blend _1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix_, as it comes from the package, into _1 pint commercial sour cream_.  Keep leftover "dip" (if any) under refrigeration.

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