Top Secret Restaurant Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones from America's Favorite Restaurant Chains

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Plume, 1997 - Cooking - 322 pages
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It's no longer necessary to stand in line for a table at T.G.I. Friday's or Red Lobster. You can make the menu items you love right at home - with ingredients from your local supermarket. In this unique cookbook Todd Wilbur re-creates more than 100 signature dishes from America's most popular chain restaurants - including such hot theme eateries as the Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and Dive!. Wilbur's easy-to-make knockoffs, the products of years of research, are indiscernible from the originals - and the most ingenious way we know of to cut down on the cost of eating out. But watch out, once you start cooking, people may start calling for reservations at your dinner table! Here are some of the best-kept restaurant secrets that let you eat in with the great taste of eating out: Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion, Chili's Fajitas for Two, Tony Roma's World Famous Ribs, T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins, Pizza Hut Original Stuffed Crust Pizza, and Sizzler Southern Fried Shrimp.
Plus you'll find out the fascinating history of each restaurant and loads of food lore...including how ice cream sundaes got their name. The perfect cookbook for everyone who loves to eat out.

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Great recipes from well-known restaurants. - Goodreads
The famous recipes are fairly simple. - Overstock.com
The recipes tasted truly authentic. - Overstock.com
There are couple of recipes I am interested in trying. - Goodreads
Illustrations show how to put things together. - Goodreads

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Having never dined at most of the chain restaurants in Top Secret Restaurant Recipes, I have no idea how close Todd Wilbur comes to recreating their dishes. I do know this, his recipe for chicken ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Todd Wilbur is the top-selling QVC cookbook author who's been cloning recipes since the 1980's. He's the author of nine top secret recipes books. He's toured extensively for his books, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, among others. He lives in Las Vegas with his family.

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