Thursday, 16 February 2012
image courtesy of Food Network
If you're a fan of Chef Anne Thornton's show "Desserts First", you'll be sad to find that it will be discontinued. You'll be even more disappointed if you've heard about her alleged food plagiarism.
According to the New York Post, the star's recipes were considered too similar to those of Martha Stewart and Barefoot Contessa. Thornton's recipe for Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast was also much like a recipe found in the cookbook "The Essence of Chocolate". While a Food Network spokeswoman said that the show was discontinued because of ratings, it seems rather convenient to me that her show would get cancelled after Thornton supposedly copied other people's recipes. Thornton insisted that her recipes were original.
I feel like it would be pretty difficult to prove that the recipes weren't copied because so many measurements in various dishes, especially in desserts, are similar anyways. What do you think about this issue?