Top Secret Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods
Top Secret Recipes Creating Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods Author:Todd Wilbur Todd Wilbur has baked, boiled, digested, fried, and tested--all in the name of duplicating some of America's favorite convenience foods. He now shares 41 of these naughty but nice gastronomical delights in Top Secret Recipes. If you've ever craved a McDonald's Big Mac at 3:00 A.M. on a Sunday morning, then Wilbur has just the recipe for satisfyi... more »ng your junk-food desires. Even better, no cordon-bleu expertise is needed for this particular clone--just simple frying and chopping skills! Simplicity is the key to all of Wilbur's replicated recipes--all are composed of rudimentary ingredients available at any store, needing only minimal preparation. These recipes are fun and fast--two dozen Snickers Bars in less than 10 minutes (plus cooling time), a delicious Orange Julius in less than 60 seconds (that's considerably quicker than waiting in line for the real thing)! These culinary creations are organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer or restaurant, and illustrated with simple pencil drawings. Top Secret Recipes is a chatty and informative guide to recreating the burgers, candy bars, and cookies of your strip-mall dreams.« less
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Did you ever want to know how to make a McDonalds Big Mac including the sauce? Or how to make a Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie? Todd Wilbur in his Creative Kitchen has created recipes that Clone the real thing. Plus Todd gives you the history of each product. Some of the recipes included in this book are: Aunt Jemma Maple Syrup, Ben & Jerrys Heath Bar Curnch Ice Cream, Borden Cracker Jack, Burger King Whopper, Dairy Queen Buzzard and many more. Do I have your mouth watering yet?
This is an interesting book filled with popular fast food recipes, such as KFC chicken and cole slaw, Twinkies, Dairy Queen's Blizzard, the Big Mac, Mounds & Almond Joy, Snickers, & Long John Silver's batter-dipped fish. I found it eye-opening to see what was in some of my favorite take out foods, but I don't feel the need to make any of them myself. After all, if I want a Snickers, it's a lot easier to buy one for .60 than to make one. Still, if you're wondering "how do they make that", the diagrams and recipes are worth a read. Don't be surprised though if you find yourself not wanting to eat as much of some of these take-out favorites after you see how bad they are for you.
Tastes Like the Real Thing - Sara Lee Cheesecake, Wendy's Chili, Ben and Jerry's Heath Bar Crunch Ice Cream, McDonald's Big Mac.... These are foods that feed the soul, and now you can duplicate their incomparable tastes, laden with memories and satisfaction - but without dyes, preservatives and fillers - right in your own kitchen. This is the cookbook to satisfy all your cravings.
Andrea W. (pummpie) reviewed Top Secret Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods on
Helpful Score: 1
Awsome! If you're trying to eat healthy,like me, you can tweak the recipes with healthier ingredients as I have, and get that junk food taste, or make fastfood healthy. I personally stayed away from the fried stuff.
have a couple of Todd Wilbur's copy cat cookbooks. Some of the recipes, I would never use like how to make candy bars or McDonald's Big Macs but the recipes I do use are pretty darned close to the originals.
This book deals primarily with recipes from fast food outlets. I was anticipating that it would be chain restaurant oriented rather that fast food focused. I really don't need to know how to make a quarter pounder or a double double from IN and OUT.
This might be a good book for teenagers, but it is a poor choice for an adult looking to duplicate their favorite recipes.