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Even more top secret recipes : more amazing kitchen clones of America's favorite brand-name foods
Wilbur, Todd.
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New York : Plume, [2003. c2002]

2003. c2002
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xi, 210 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Includes index.
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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 Times , People Magazine , Newsweek , The Daily News , Entertainment Weekly , The Oprah Winfrey Show , The Today Show , Good Morning America , Fox & Friends , The 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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Publisher's Weekly Review

In the seventh installment of his Top Secret Recipes series, the king of "clone cuisine" offers homecooks the chance to recreate almost 100 convenience foods, from the sandwiches and sauces traditionally found on fast food menus to the cookies and candy bars available ready-made on supermarket shelves. For people who prefer their food to bear trademarks, Wilbur's book is a gold mine of information: divulged here are the building blocks of KFC Extra Crispy Chicken, Drake's Devil Dogs, French's Classic Yellow Mustard, Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mints and Kraft Thousand Island Dressing. Wilbur provides a little history along with his hints, too: before imparting the secret to Boston Market Meatloaf (complete, as most recipes are, with a very official-looking diagram of the dish), he briefly traces the company's shifting fortunes (quick expansion and a name change had the company filing for bankruptcy in 1998; McDonald's later purchased the chain and made it profitable again). Why labor over a burger that can be cheaply purchased virtually anywhere, some readers will wonder, and why hand-produce a candy bar that's already mass-produced? It's best not to ponder such obvious questions, and better just to enjoy this book for what it is: an oddball project with a few solid recipes for treats like snickerdoodles and stuffing, and a lot of kitsch appeal. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Arby's Bronco Berry Saucep. 13
Auntie Anne's Pretzelsp. 15
Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Cakep. 18
Boston Market Meatloafp. 22
Bull's-Eye Original BBQ Saucep. 25
Burger King Big Kingp. 26
Burger King Bk Broilerp. 29
Burger King Breakfast Sandwichesp. 32
Biscuit Sandwichp. 32
Croissan'wichp. 33
Cadbury's Creme Eggp. 35
Carl's Jr. Bacon Swiss Crispy Chicken Sandwichp. 38
Carl's Jr. Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwichp. 41
Chef Paul Prudhomme's Poultry Magicp. 44
Cinnabon Cinnabonstixp. 45
Dolly Madison Zingers (Devil's Food)p. 48
Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookiesp. 51
Drake's Devil Dogsp. 53
Emeril's Original Essencep. 56
Fatburger Original Burgerp. 57
French's Classic Yellow Mustardp. 60
Girl Scout Cookies Shortbreadp. 62
Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mintsp. 64
Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mixp. 67
Grandma's Cookies Oatmeal Raisin Big Cookiesp. 69
Grandma's Cookies Peanut Butter Big Cookiesp. 71
Great American Cookies Snickerdoodlesp. 73
Great American Cookies White Chunk Macadamiap. 76
Heinz 57 Saucep. 79
Heinz Ketchupp. 81
Hershey's Payday Candy Barp. 83
Honeybaked Ham Glazep. 86
Hot Dog on a Stick Hot Dogp. 88
K.C. Masterpiece Original Bbq Saucep. 90
Kellogg's Cocoa Rice Krispies Treatsp. 92
Kellogg's Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispies Treatsp. 93
Kenny Rogers Roasters Corn Muffinsp. 95
KFC BBQ Baked Beansp. 97
KFC Extra Crispy Chickenp. 98
KFC Honey BBQ Wingsp. 101
KFC Macaroni & Cheesep. 104
KFC Mashed Potatoes & Gravyp. 106
KFC Potato Saladp. 108
Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheesep. 110
Kraft Shake 'N Bakep. 112
Kraft Stove Top Stuffingp. 114
Kraft Thousand Island Dressingp. 116
Lawry's Seasoned Saltp. 117
Lawry's Taco Spices & Seasoningp. 118
Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Piesp. 120
Mcdonald's Arch Deluxep. 123
Mcdonald's Bigxtra!p. 126
Mcdonald's Biscuitsp. 129
Mcdonald's Breakfast Bagel Sandwichesp. 131
HAM & Egg Bagelp. 131
Steak & Egg Bagelp. 132
Spanish Omelet Bagelp. 134
McDonald's Breakfast Burritop. 137
McDonald's French Friesp. 139
McDonald's Hot Mustard Saucep. 142
McDonald's Special Sauce (Big MAC Sauce)p. 143
McDonald's Sweet & Sour Dipping Saucep. 144
McDonald's Yogurt Parfaitp. 145
Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Seasoning Blendp. 147
Nabisco Cheese Nipsp. 149
Nabisco Nilla Wafersp. 152
Nestle Baby Ruth Candy Barp. 154
Newman's Own Creamy Caesar Dressingp. 157
Pace Picante Saucep. 158
Panda Express Mandarin Chickenp. 160
Panda Express Orange Flavored Chickenp. 162
Papa John's Dipping Saucesp. 165
Special Garlic Saucep. 166
Cheese Saucep. 166
Pizza Saucep. 166
Pepperidge Farm Ginger Man Cookiesp. 167
Progresso Italian-Style Bread Crumbsp. 169
Sabrett Onions in Saucep. 170
Schilling Salad Supremep. 172
Sunshine Lemon Coolersp. 174
Taco Bell Burrito Supremep. 177
Taco Bell Chicken Fajita! Seasoning Mixp. 180
Taco Bell Fire Border Saucep. 182
Taco Bell Mexican Pizzap. 183
Taco Bell Soft Tacop. 186
Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Mixp. 188
Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgersp. 190
Wendy's Chicken Caesar Fresh Stuffed Pitap. 193
Wendy's Classic Greek Fresh Stuffed Pitap. 196
Wendy's Spicy Chicken Fillet Sandwichp. 199
Wienerschnitzel Chili Saucep. 202
Trademarksp. 204
Indexp. 206