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That doesn't seem right... maybe Kraft came out with it in the 50's, but it seems like it would have developed a little earlier than that. Let me check out my Civil War cookbooks. Back by meetingtime!
Ok, no mention of ranch nor buttermilk in 1839 Kentucky (when it's assumed the reader knows everything about basic preparations). But in 1867 Georgia, in a cookbook written for housewives whose cooks had all just left to celebrate their freedom, a description of how to make buttermilk and a description of how to make mayonnaise are both given... anybody could have mixed'em and added parsley, chives and garlic without Steve and Gayle Henson, and just not bothered to patent it
Anyway, mine's too runny. Hope you brought absorbent dipping foods.