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Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2: More Amazing Clones of Famous Dishes from America's Favorite Restaurant Chains
     

Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2: More Amazing Clones of Famous Dishes from America's Favorite Restaurant Chains

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by Todd Wilbur
 

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#1 bestselling Top Secret Recipes series!

The kitchen clone recipe king is back with a new Top Secret Restaurant Recipes collection—the first since his bestselling Top Secret Restaurant Recipes, which has sold over one million copies. Wilbur takes readers behind the scenes of big-name restaurants like Olive Garden, Applebee’s, and

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#1 bestselling Top Secret Recipes series!

The kitchen clone recipe king is back with a new Top Secret Restaurant Recipes collection—the first since his bestselling Top Secret Restaurant Recipes, which has sold over one million copies. Wilbur takes readers behind the scenes of big-name restaurants like Olive Garden, Applebee’s, and Outback Steakhouse, revealing the key ingredients and tricks of the trade they use to keep diners coming back for more. The book will feature 150 recipes, including:

• Red Lobster® Cheddar Bay Biscuits
• Cheesecake Factory® White Chocolate RaspberryTruffle® Cheesecake
• Romano’s Macaroni Grill® Penne Rustica®
• California Pizza Kitchen® Thai Crunch Salad
• Original Pancake House® Apple Pancake
• Chili’s® Southwestern Eggrolls
• Houston’s® Chicago-Style Spinach Dip
• Tony Roma’s® Baked Potato Soup


Forget takeout—with these fun recipes and blueprints, all using ingredients you can buy at your local supermarket, you can re-create your favorite restaurant signature dishes right in your own kitchen.


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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Why would anyone want to re-create fast-food recipes at home? Fast food is, after all, convenient, not healthy. Wilbur, a top-selling QVC cookbook author, returns with this compilation of 150 new recipes from chains like Bennigan's, Applebee's, Denny's, and Olive Garden. Through "reverse-engineering," home cooks will be able to make their favorite dishes, inexpensively, from scratch and at a fraction of the cost. Arranged by restaurant dish (Roadhouse Grill Baby Back Ribs, T.G.I. Friday's Broccoli Cheese Soup), the recipes can quickly be located with ease. These "top secret" dishes are rendered in blueprint style and commence with the restaurant's menu description. Wilbur's book is made up primarily of dishes known to clog the arteries, but he delivers the latest in what will surely please a nation wrapped up in fast food. Recommended for medium and large collections.-Steven G. Fullwood, Schomburg Ctr. Lib., New York Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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Praise for Todd Wilbur #1 bestselling Top Secret Recipes series
 
"[Wilbur's] problem isn't that the recipes he's devised aren't good enough, it's that they're too good."—Entertainment Weekly
 
"There is something magically compelling about the idea of making such foods at home...The allure is undeniable, and [the books are] stuffed with tidbits and lore you're unlikely to find anywhere else. These probably come as close as you can get to the original recipes."—Boston Herald
 
"This is the cookbook to satisfy all your cravings."—Juli Huss, author of The Faux Gourmet
 
"The recipes are easy to follow and... by preparing your own versions of restaurant meals you will almost always save money."—Arizona Daily Star
 
"[Wilbur's] recipes use everyday supermarket ingredients to bring brand-name foods to the home kitchen. Perhaps not surprisingly, his recipes are not complex. If anything, they reflect how easy home cooking can be."—Star Tribune (Minneapolis--St. Paul)
 
"The assignment: Find out how to make the tasty Jack Daniels Grill Sauce used by T.G.I. Friday's restaurants. The client: Oprah Winfrey. The gumshoe: Todd Wilbur. Mission Impossible for even the most savvy food expert. But not so for Todd Wilbur, a crackerjack culinary sleuth."—Pocono Record
  
"Many of [Wilbur's] dishy imitations come, like a box of Cracker Jacks, with a surprise inside."—Mademoiselle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101042137
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
562,965
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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 www.TopSecretRecipes.com 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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Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2: More Amazing Clones of Famous Dishes from America's Favorite Restaurant Chains 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
lovestocook2 More than 1 year ago
Love to cook, but also love to eat out. This book is the best of both worlds. From Carrabas Bread Dipping Oil to the Original House of Pancakes Apple Pancake. They really do taste like the real dish at these restaurants. This book covers more than 20 very familiar restaurants and their famous dishes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband (who loves to cook) was given this book for christmas from my dad. It has several of the things we love to go out to eat. Most of the time it's not even the main course but the extras like Red Lobster's cheddar biscits and olive garden's Pasta e fagoli soup... But I'm the one who has been having the fun and success of cooking using this book. I made the biscits last night and they were really good. I can't wait to try the soup... got the ingrediants now just need to follow he directions!
AngelicIrish More than 1 year ago
This book will not disappoint! The Pasta Rustica and Potato Cakes with Ranch Salsa are unbelievably delicious! The recipes are easy to follow and offer step-by-step directions/diagrams. My entire family adores all of Todd Wilbur's books!
flowergirlinward17 More than 1 year ago
The recipes are not quite exact matches - missing is the added MSG for a "Wow!" factor. Meaning that while the recipes are near matches, they are not exact enough. That said, the nice thing is to replicate some of your favorite orders at popular restaurants at home, but minus about 2-3 tablespoons of salt. After eating some of the menu items at the actual restaurants, I was surprised to realize how salty they were at the restaurant. At home, I could add salt or no as I pleased. Or I could modify recipes to adapt to my food allergy requirements as needed, which means I could try many varieties without being sick the next day. It's been fun to try and make the restaurant versions at home. Especially when I am not anywhere geographically near some of the restaurants whose recipes are in this book. And one more thing - there is no real substitute for real milk cream in a "Cream of _______ Soup". So follow the instructions as exact as possible.
AvidDG More than 1 year ago
This book allows me to treat my family to restaurant dishes at home - a great savings in this depressed economy. Even my kids love to find their favorite recipes and help make it. They are more interested in cooking and food prep because they already know how it should look and taste. The typefae is large with plenty of white space to make it an easy read. The "how to build it" illustrations are easy to understand. The variety of recipes ensures there is something to please any palate. We very much enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After making a couple of recipes from this book and taking them to our family Christmas Celebration. I wound up buying seven of these books and giving them as gifts. There is a favorite recipe for everyone in the family.
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Recipes full of fat, calories, carbohydrates, and not something you'd want to produce in your home. If one were to indulge in such food, one would be better off visiting the restaurant on a rare basis. Nothing here to serve your family, children, or friends with good conscience. If you're going to spend the time cooking, cook something healthful and delicious. This is a waste of time.