[Sca-cooks] Food network and plagiarism

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Fri Feb 17 12:53:40 PST 2012

Lying to the network is one thing, it costs the network nothing and is an 
internal matter for the network.  Plagarism can land the network in court, a 
costly proposition whether or not the claim is upheld.  Besides, considering 
how various studios and networks have pumped up and trumped up their stars's 
back-stories, what's a little more fakery.


> I find the whole plagiarism thing a little crazy.  There are only so many 
> ways to make pie dough or so of the basic foods and there have been 
> thousands (millions?) of cookbooks that have been published over the 
> years.  I think it gets stupid after awhile to sit and watch that stuff, 
> especially if you really watch what Ina and Martha (using them for 
> example) have done... their recipes remind me a lot of the Betty Crocker 
> recipes from the 80's.  It's not like we can pin point a lot of that 
> unless you had someone that specifically had the issue in hand.
> I sort of found it more interesting how Chef Robert Irvine could make 
> claims about working for three US Presidents and the Royal family yet, 
> he's still working for Food Network.  Anyone else that basically lied on 
> their resume would have been fired and never to be rehired.  But no... 
> this is TV.
> --Mercy

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