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Old 10-13-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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American Recipes - copycat cookbooks

Hi all, I have recently returned from a trip out to FL and was blown away by some of the meals I had out. I'm home now and have tried to cook some of those wonderful meals at home.

Do these copy cat recipe cookbooks really work?

I would be grateful for any replies especially from those who have tried such a book.

Many Thanks

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Old 10-13-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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I am sorry, I didn't understand the question.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:08 PM   #3
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American Cookbook - Sorry this forum wont let me post a link ..

Basically - Its a copy cat cook book.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:11 PM   #4
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There are several out there that give recipes for things like Almond Joy candy bars, KFC, biscuits from red Lobster, etc.
copycat cookbooks - Google Search
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:30 PM   #5
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I have "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 1 and 2, by Todd Wilbur" and prepared some of the recipes, those work quite well, but I had never heard of the site you mencioned, I think it is worth trying.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:49 PM   #6
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By looking at the ingredients of a copycat cookbook I have "More Top Secret Recipes" (1994) by Todd Wilbur, I can surmise that the recipes are similar or "in the same family", not real clones. In order to clone it, ingredients would have to be exact. For example:

For BAILEY'S IRISH CREAM the recipe calls for,

1 c. light cream
One 14 oz can eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1-2/3 c. Irish Whiskey
1 t. instant coffee
2 T Hershey's chocolate syrup
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. almond extract

1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender set on high speed for 30 seconds.

2. Bottle in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate. The liquor will keep for at least 2 months if kept cool. Be sure to shake the bottle well before serving. Makes 4 cups.

The rest of the story:
Bailey's launched its Irish Cream Liquor in 1974, after years of development. The cream liquor is based on an old Irish recipe using all-natural ingredients, including cream that is produced just for the Bailey's company. In fact because the product line has become so successful, Bailey's accounts for one-third of Ireland's entire milk production. More than 4000 farmers supply the 40 million gallons of milk used annually in producing cream for the liquor. Bailey's now ranks number one among all liquor brands in the world.

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Old 10-13-2009, 06:32 PM   #7
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Milk!

Cindy those milk facts are amazing! Thats some Milk. Apparently a third of Shropshire's milk is used in the manufacture of those fruit corner yoghurts, Muller I think the name is !

Thanks for all your replies, its a pity you couldnt see the site I am asking about ..

I'll give the book a go I think ..
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Incidentally, does anyone have a favourite American restaurant?
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:21 PM   #9
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Yes, I entered the site, interesting, but I was not interested in buying anything.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:27 PM   #10
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There's a free one circulating on the internet, download
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