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

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Penguin, Jun 1, 1997 - Cooking - 336 pages
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In 1996, Americans spent over $100 billion gobbling up meals at full-service American restaurant chains, inspiring Todd Wilbur to change his focus from cracking the recipes for convenience store foods to cloning the popular dishes served at these sit-down stand-bys. Wilbur's knock-offs, absolutely indiscernible from the originals, are selected from national and regional chains, many drawn from a list of the top ten full-service restaurant chains, including Houlihan's, Red Lobster, and Pizza Hut. Also included in this savory cookbook is a special section devoted to dishes from hot theme restaurants such as Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and Dive! Recipes include: Applebee's Quesadillas; Denny's Moons Over My Hammy; Bennigan's Cookie Mountain Sundae; The Olive Garden Toscana Soup; The Cheesecake Factory Bruschetta; T.G.I.Friday's Nine-Layer Dip; Pizza Hut Original Stuffed Crust Pizza; Chi-Chi's Nachos Grande, and many more!

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User Review  - frances22 -

Bought this cookbook out of curiosity and found it interesting and surprising. The famous recipes are fairly simple. I have not seen it since I showed it to my daughter. I plan to reclaim it and try some of the foods I like so much in resturants. Read full review


User Review  - celestial49 -

I actually bought this book as a gift but browsing through it I couldnt help but try out some of the recipes before I gave it away. The recipes tasted truly authentic. Read full review


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Applebees Quesadillas
Applebees Pizza Sticks Applebees Oriental Chicken Salad
Bennigans Cookie Mountain Sundae
Big BoyCream ofBroccoli Soup
The Cheesecake Factory Bruschetta TheCheesecake Factory Avocado Eggrolls
TheCheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake TheCheesecake Factory KeyLime Cheesecake
Chilis Grilled Caribbean Salad Chilis Fajitasfor Two ChilisPeanut Buttercup Cheesecake

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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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