Top Secret Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods

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This irresistible collection of cloned recipes is the product of years of obsessive research by self-confessed junk-food addict Todd Wilbur. Big food manufacturers guard their recipes like the gold in Fort Knox, but Wilbur's dogged pursuit of taste-alike versions of his—and our—all-time favorites has paid off in this unique cookbook of 50 scrumptious treats. Whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart, you'll have a great time making the incredible clones of a Hostess® Twinkie®, McDonald's® Big Mac®, a Burger ...

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Overview

This irresistible collection of cloned recipes is the product of years of obsessive research by self-confessed junk-food addict Todd Wilbur. Big food manufacturers guard their recipes like the gold in Fort Knox, but Wilbur's dogged pursuit of taste-alike versions of his—and our—all-time favorites has paid off in this unique cookbook of 50 scrumptious treats. Whether you're a kid or just a kid at heart, you'll have a great time making the incredible clones of a Hostess® Twinkie®, McDonald's® Big Mac®, a Burger King® Whopper®, a Tastykake® Butterscotch Krimpet®, a Yoo Hoo® Chocolate Drink, and all the other famous foods. Helpful illustrations let you recreate them to perfection. And both taste and guilty pleasures are just like the real thing!

Thanks to years of Wilbur's painstaking research, now you can enjoy the guilty pleasures of all your favorite junk foods--from Big Macs to KFC Original Recipe Chicken to Reeses Peanut Butter Cups--assembled in the privacy of your very own kitchen. Line drawings.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Sort of the junk-food version of Helen Witty and Elizabeth S. Colchie's Better Than Store-Bought ( LJ 5/15/79), this offers recipes for Hostess Twinkies, Cracker Jacks, Wendy's Chili, McDonald's Big Mac, and other such favorites. These are not, however, top-secret formulas cadged from the companies but Wilbur's own recipes, some more successful than others, along with architectural cross sections of such constructions as Egg McMuffins. A novelty item, but some cooks are sure to find it fun. Literary Guild selection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452269958
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 620,151
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Top Secret Recipes A Little Foreword

Introduction

Convenience Food: An American Love Affair

Aunt Jemima's® Maple Syrup Ben and Jerry's® Heath® Bar Ice Cream Borden® Cracker Jack®
Brown & Haley® Almond Roca¨
Burger King® Whopper®
Carl's Jr.® Famous Star®
Chick-Fil-A® Chicken Sandwich Hardee's® French Fries Hardee's® 1/4 Pound Hamburger Hostess® Twinkie®
In-N-Out® Double-Double®
Jack-In-The-Box® Jumbo Jack®
Jack-In-The-Box® Taco Kahlua® Coffee Liquer Keeber® Soft Batch® Chocolate Chip Cookies KFC® Buttermilk Biscuits KFC® Cole Slaw KFC® Original Recipe® Fried Chicken Long John Silver's® Batter-Dipped Fish M&M/Mars® Caramel Twix® Bars M&M/Mars® Snickers® Bars McDonalds® Big Mac®
McDonalds® Egg McMuffin®
McDonalds® McD.L.T®
Mrs. Fields® Chocolate Chip Cookies Mrs. Fields® Peanut Butter Dream Bars Orange Julius®
Pancakes from International House of Pancakes®
Peter Paul® Mounds® and Almond Joy®
Pogen's® Gingersnaps Reese's Peanut Butter Cups®
Sara Lee® Original Cream Cheesecake See's® Butterscotch Lollipop Taco Bell® Enchirito Tastykake® Butterscotch Krimpets®
Tastykake® Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes®
Twin Dragon® Almond Cookies Wendy's® Chili Wendy's® Frosty®

Trademarks

Bibliiography

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2009

    GREAT!

    I saw a video online, "How to clone a twinkie" and I thought it was not only informative, but very funny. I went to his website, www.topsecretrecipes.com and found out that he had cookbooks. It has AMAZING recipes and high quality results.

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