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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#1 bestselling Top Secret Recipes series with more than 4 million books sold! 

Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars gobbling up meals at full-service 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  - 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

its already been lifted!

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


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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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About the author (1997)

For more than 25 years, Todd Wilbur has been reverse-engineering America's most iconic foods for his series of 11 Top Secret Recipes cookbooks. With over 5 million books in print, the self-proclaimed "food hacker" has appeared in over 100 media outlets including The New York TimesPeople MagazineNewsweekThe Daily NewsEntertainment WeeklyThe Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Today Show,Good Morning AmericaFox & FriendsThe Dr. Oz Show, and The Food Network.  His website is the #1 copycat recipes website with 1 million visitors every month. He lives with his family in Las Vegas, NV.

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