This recipe made it's developer (a European-trained chef who died a few years back), a VERY rich man. I used to eat regularly at his fine restaurant in Portsmouth, Ohio, and I never ever missed having a green salad with this incredible dressing. Peoples' tastes are different, but, to me, this is the finest salad dressing I have ever tasted anywhere. I have already halved the recipe and reduced the salt content by about 1/3. You'll need a Kitchen-aide mixer for this one and don't shortcut the blending time (I have to do it in 2 batches) or you'll be disappointed. I'm posting the recipe here so that I can always go back to it if I happen to misplace my own copy. I hope that you enjoy this rare and unique Italian salad dressing as much as I do.