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Old 06-06-2011, 06:00 PM   #31
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I agree with restaurants giving you (upon request) a list of ingredients for medical reasons, but not the recipe.
I gladly give my recipes to who ever asks. That way someone else can make the "mac-n-cheese" for a change. LOL
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:18 PM   #32
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the chef and owner have the right to market their wares anyway they please. However, recipes geared for the professional kitchen do not automatically translate to the home kitchen. Nor are the skills of the home cook regularly equal to those of the line cook.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:06 PM   #33
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One of our faves in New Orleans, Mr. B's, happily gives out it's outstanding head-on BBQ shrimp recipe. I have come close to duplicating it, but can't access head-on shrimp here.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:22 PM   #34
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One of our faves in New Orleans, Mr. B's, happily gives out it's outstanding head-on BBQ shrimp recipe. I have come close to duplicating it, but can't access head-on shrimp here.

If you have a good-sized Asian market near you, they may have head on shrimp.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:28 PM   #35
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Sadly, no. Not anything that would be fresh, anyway. Years ago, a friend had Mississippi crayfish here digging up her yard. I looked it up, and found out you can cook and eat them in the Midwest! We have not tried them yet... They are called "mudbugs" for a reason.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:29 PM   #36
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I wonder if line cooks at some restaurants have to sign a non-disclosure form re recipes before hire?
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:29 PM   #37
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Sadly, no. Not anything that would be fresh, anyway.

Frozen works.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:31 PM   #38
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Secret sauce recipes should never be given away.

I completely agree.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:17 AM   #39
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I think in cases like allergies, a restaurant should be required to let customers know what on the menu is safe for them. Other than that I think whether or not it's a good idea to give out recipes depends on the restaurant. If part of the atmosphere is that the food is exotic, exclusive, or mysterious or if they serve a signature dish, it might not be a good idea to share the recipes. If they serve relatively simple food or have an everyone is family type atmosphere it might promote feelings of good will between the restaurant and customers. I think ultimately each has to decide what is best for them.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:42 AM   #40
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When I worked in the tourism industry (a lifetime ago), I ate at some very nice restaurants. I asked for and received many excellent recipes. I am hesitant to share those recipes even with my dearest friend because I don't know that the recipient will identify the source of the recipe. We all pass recipes around. I recently found a link that I had posted here was actually a recipe that had originally appeared in a magazine. The website where I stumbled across the recipe did not credit the magazine. That's a violation of copyright. Protecting copyright has become a challenge because of the Internet. Just because it is on the Internet, doesn't mean that someone doesn't own the copyright. If the owner (in this case, a magazine) has it on the Internet, a link provided rather than reproducing the recipe unless one receives expressed permission to do so. In this particular case, the blogger even used the photo of the dish that was in the magazine, so the photographer's copyright is also violated (unless the magazine bought the rights). In Canada, expressed permission can only be in writing (not email, it must be in writing) and must be requested each and every time one wishes to reproduce the material that is protected by copyright. There is a requirement to acknowledge that the work is reproduced with expressed permission. I am not a lawyer, but I know this from a copyright issue for which I needed legal assistance to stop someone from violating a copyright I own. In Canada, the party that violates the copyright can be subjected to a $50K fine.
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