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Anne Thornton Season Two Sweet Treats

Anne Thorton host of "Dessert First" courtesy Food Network

Tis True!  Santa, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and The Food Police are real.   You can’t make this up.

Expert pastry chef, Anne Thornton shares indulgent recipes for tantalizing treats on her “In the Kitchen”

Food Network cooking series, Dessert First With Anne Thornton.

       Not any more.  Who knew that a criminal lurked behind that great smile.

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Sources tell the New York Post that Anne Thornton, host of “Dessert First,” was fired when execs discovered similarities between her recipes and those of Martha Stewart and “Barefoot Contessa” Ina Garten.

“The network was very concerned because many of her recipes were close — with only a few minor edits — to other chefs’ recipes,” an unnamed source told the Post, adding, “The network discovered the similarities during the second season of the show.”

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        Holy Crap!   The FOOD POLICE  really exist.    There may be people knocking at your door soon.  You see, no one, but no one can plagiarise Ina Garten or Martha Stewart and walk away unscathed.    So home cooks beware!  Passing off Martha’s Chocolate Cake recipe as your own may be a crime.   Now really, how many times can you make Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Chip Cookies and be original?   As Anne Thorton said,  “There are only so many ways to make Lemon Bars.”   Amen Sister!   So be careful making any recipe from Grandma’s Recipe Box.  She probably copied it from her neighbor.

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies courtesy Food Network

         I now envision the Food Police screeching to a halt at my driveway, flashing a badge for mispronouncing the word Spaghetti.  Not using  the proper accent is a crime to mankind.

        Is this getting a bit ridiculous?    I added Orange Juice to my scratch Lemon Cake Recipe and I passed it off as my own.  So there Food Police.    Bring it on!

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Here is a link to the MSNBC article

Recipe for the Chocolate Chip Blondies:  follow link,1946,FOOD_9936_549039_RECIPE-PRINT-FULL-PAGE-FORMATTER,00.html