Originally Posted by vagriller
In most cases I think it's silly to keep it a secret. Unless you really think you have something you can profit from. Even then, is your creation going to be sold all around the world? I know I can only bake so many cheesecakes, or so many pots of chili so I don't need to worry about competition. My FIL supposedly has a secret ingredient for his chili and won't divulge it. I think that is ridiculous.
I agree, and I mentioned it knowing full well I'm not of the will or mind to withhold it from my friends here on DC. It's just kind of fun at the moment to have come across something no one else has thought of, lol. But I'm certain when I come out with it some of you will seize the moment to laugh long and hard at me for being so naive in thinking it was a new idea to start with.
But if it puts me further ahead of my competition, you'll understand my dilemma. In NY, cheesecake is big business.