Is It Legal to Copycat Restaurant Recipes?

There’s a proliferation of books, both printed and electronic (downloadable from the Web), that purport to tell you how to copy your favorite dishes from your favorite restaurants. Some of these are better than others, but they all raise the question: Is it legal to “copycat” recipes in this way?

These days, with the music industry going after people who use file-sharing services to illegally post songs for others to copy, and with prominent anti-copying warnings from the FBI stuck on every movie DVD we rent or purchase, it’s a natural question. People wonder if they are breaking some law by cloning a restaurant’s most famous recipe–whether it’s by passing around the instructions or by actually cooking and serving it to friends.

Mind you, I’m no lawyer. But I’ve talked to a couple of lawyer friends as well as to a number of restaurant managers. The bottom line is this: If you cook up your favorite steak or lobste

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The Two Most Important DIY Concrete Mix Recipes

Mixing concrete is a basic skill that all DIY enthusiasts should know how to do. Concrete is one of the most common and inexpensive construction materials on the planet being comprised mostly of sand, gravel and cement.

Mixing concrete is similar to baking in that to achieve consistent results it is best to follow a specific recipe. There are a multitude of different concrete mixes for different applications depending on the strength, workability and application for the concrete.

Mixing concrete is very much a science for professionals, but to the average backyard enthusiast, learning the basics of concrete is enough to get you started.

When mixing concrete you will need to mix aggregates such as sand and gravel along with cement powder and water as a catalyst to begin the chemical process of bonding the ingredients together. Mixing concrete is a function of proportions where you will measure the volume of aggregate used to the volume of cement used.

The

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Hearty Omelette Recipes That Will Make You A Breakfast Person

Omelettes are a staple on the breakfast table. It’s light yet filling and incredibly easy to make. The best part is that you can add your favourite ingredients (your choice of meat, vegetables and even herbs and spices!) to it to make it your own. It’s considered to be breakfast food, but of course you can enjoy it any time of the day!

Balsamic and Caramelized Onions Omelette

What you need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 white onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/2 cup cubed hard cheese of your choice
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a pan then cook the onions until softened. Add the olive oil to the pan then season with salt. Toss onions, remove from heat then set aside. Whip the eggs in a bowl with a little salt and pepper. Fry in the same pan, add more olive oil if needed. Right before eggs are cooked, add cooked onions and cheese to the egg then f

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