[Sca-cooks] Dessert plagiarism

wheezul at canby.com wheezul at canby.com
Fri Feb 17 10:48:25 PST 2012

Like lemon bars are Ina Garten's original idea???  And they aren't even
exact copies, so I think this smells more like a contractual bad breakup
to me.  Lack of creativity maybe, but outright stealing, I'm not buying
that especially with lemon bars.


> Here's another article about this:
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102027/TV-chef-Anne-Thornton-fired-Food-Network-plagiarising-recipes-Martha-Stewart.html
> I think it's getting harder and harder to come up with a new original idea
> or recipe but that doesn't give anyone the right to steal someone else's.
> Shoshanah
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 6:01 AM, Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:
>> The news broke yesterday that the Food Network axed Anne Thornton and
>> her
>> show Dessert First for
>> recipe plagiarism. "The New York Post, citing unnamed sources, writes
>> that
>> Thornton's plagiarism had three targets: Ina Garten, Martha Stewart and
>> 2006 cookbook "The Essence of Chocolate.""
>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/**2012/02/16/anne-thornton_n_**
>> 1281997.html?ref=food<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/16/anne-thornton_n_1281997.html?ref=food>
>> I thought that the news reports were interesting as they described the
>> matter
>> as "frosting fraud," "pastry plagiarism," "more heat in the kitchen than
>> usual," etc.
>> Johnnae
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