Sunday, November 20, 2011

About the Book:
America’s original Clone Recipe King shares 25 of his all-time tastiest and most popular copycat recipes for easy home versions of your favorite famous foods.For two decades, Todd Wilbur has worked doggedly to reverse engineer America’s most famous foods. In this special collection, Wilbur reveals the secret formulas for your all-time favorite restaurant dishes and brand-name foods. With top-secret blueprints and easy-to-follow instructions, it’s simple to fool your taste buds and save money when you make this amazing original clones at home. Find out how to make your own home versions of: Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies; Orange Julius; Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups; McDonald’s Big Mac; KFC Cole Slaw; KFC Original Fried Chicken; Wendy’s Chili; Nabisco Oreo Cookies; Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls; Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole; Olive Garden Italian Salad Dressing; Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad; Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ Onion; McDonald’s French Fries; Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mints; Stouffer’s Macaroni & Cheese; Burger King Onion Rings; Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar; Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits; The Cheesecake Factory White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake; Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli; Chili’s Grilled Baby Back Ribs; Bonefish Grill Gang Bang Shrimp; Pizza Hut Pan Pizza ; P. F. Chang’s Soothing Lettuce Wraps

My Comments:
My guess is that you can find a lot of these copycat recipes in collections available free on the web, but having  them collected in one place is convenient.  I'm going to have to try the Mrs. Fields recipe.  Unlike some copycat versions of her cookies, this one does not require me to dirty every dish in the kitchen.  It is pretty much like the recipe I use now, except that it uses far more brown sugar than white.  Maybe I'll try them soon and get a picture of my assistant to go with it.  The book is not illustrated (at least my NetGalley wasn't nor are there any illustrations in the Amazon preview).  In short, if you want recipes for the things listed above in one convenient location, $2.99 isn't a lot of money and from reading the recipes, they look close to the "real" thing.  Grade:  B.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a complimentary NetGalley version of this book.  

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