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Book Review: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 – The Secret Formulas for Duplicating Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes at Home by Todd Wilbur

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Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 – The Secret Formulas for Duplicating Your Favorite Restaurant Dishes At Home by Todd Wilbur contains recipes for dishes comparable to those found in famous restaurants like T.G.I. Friday’s, Pizza Hut, and Sizzler that you can make in the comfort of your own home.

Wilbur replicates the BJ restaurant’s white cheddar mashed potatoes and avocado egg roll recipes. His rendition of T.G.I. Friday’s Tuscan spinach dip and crispy green bean fries are perfect to serve guests at practically any popular function. Herbal accents are in order like sage, ginger, tumeric, and basil leaf.

Consider Wilbur’s rendition of pumpkin cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. The recipe consists of graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, cream cheese, a teaspoon of vanilla, canned pumpkin, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, sesame seed and other spices added to your heart’s content. Dieters can enjoy these preparations by simply adding herbs like anise in place of sugar. Stevia is another popular additive in place of sugar.

Granny’s Omelette is another favorite described by Wilbur and sold in the Perkins Family Restaurants. The preparation includes hash browns, minced celery, eggs, white onion, and other accents like sage or basil leaf.

Hot artichoke spinach soup and dips are Olive Garden favorites described at length in the book. The preparations can be enhanced with sage or basil leaf. Wilbur discloses some excellent stuffed preparations like shrimp and mushroom. These are excellent for parties and other occasions.

Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 has some excellent food preparations for practically any occasion. The book is easy to understand and the recipes can be replicated quite simply in many cases. This recipe book could be very helpful for dieters because many of the preparations are vegetable-based with plenty of room for herbal accents, which enhance the taste and may provide anti-inflammatory protection for the health-conscious dieter.

Wilbur’s book provides plenty of advice on replicating some of the most popular food preparations found in famous restaurants. The contents will interest a wide variety of readers including heads of households, professional chefs, cooking enthusiasts, hospitals, nursing facilities, hotels, nutritionists, and dietitians.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.
  • http://www.lunch.com/JSMaresca-Reviews-1-1.html Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

    The structure of the blog has to fit within the section titles of either “Books” or “Tastes”
    unless a series of articles is done on individual recipes. I know of very unique recipes which
    could be made available for foods like lasagna and others.