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Can I Or Can I Not Post a Restaurants' Recipe That I Figured Out

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I have been trying to figure out a recipe, well at least the correct proportions of ingredients put forward by a restaurant. 

 

"All Zippy’s recipes are proprietary; however, I am able to provide you with the ingredients so that you may have a chance to experiment with it. Here are the ingredients:"

 

... etc ...  (Please see this thread)

 

"Committed to Serve,
Joyce Lee
Customer Service Manager"

 

So, does this mean that I can post on this website what I have discovered (with the help of Chef Talk members, of course), or not? 

I don't know and I don't want some lawyer at my door with a "stop and desist order.

Help!

Kaneohegirlinaz

 

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My kitchen in the middle of the desert

A Hui Hou (until we met), ALOHA!

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from ...

My kitchen in the middle of the desert

A Hui Hou (until we met), ALOHA!

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A recipe is not copyrightable in general.  We discourage the copying and pasting of content from other websites out of general manners. 

 

Restaurants will often disclose an ingredient list to help people with allergies determine if the food is safe for the eater. A list of ingredients is also not copyrightable.

 

It sounds like this is all your own work in replicating the flavor of a particular dish you've eaten. And that's fine to post. It's your work, you can do what you like with it.

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