Home Cooking and Restaurant Favorites

There was an interesting news item this past week, where the McDonald’s Big Mac secret sauce ingredients were revealed and shown on a blog posting. This topic received a great deal of coverage in broadcast and online news reports. This, and other fast food topics, is something that has been discussed and analyzed for a long time on various web sites and discussion forums. There are also a fair number of books and articles devoted to the topic.

In the way of books there are some titles that might be of particular interest during these summer months, especially to those cooks who might not want to go out and spend the money for a visit to a fast food restaurant. With money generally tight for everyone these days, being able to make popular restaurant dishes at home has a big appeal to many, whether ambitious or accomplished cooks.

Top Secret Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones from America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains,  and, Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2: More Amazing Clones of Famous Dishes from America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains, and, Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits and Shakes, are part of the ongoing ”Top Secret” series of home adapted recipes by Todd Wilbur. Mr. Wilbur has been featured on various television programs as a guest contributor and cook, with regard to fast food cuisine.

Additional works to take a look at, in recreating fast food menu items at home are America’s Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes from Your Family’s Favorite Restaurants, by Ron Douglas, and the CopyKat.com’s Dining Out at Home Cookbook: Recipes for the Most Delicious Dishes from America’s Most Popular Restaurants, by Stephanie Manley.

These and other works are available through librariies and bookstores, so bon appetite!


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