Lucille B. Smith’s Treasure Chest of Fine Foods, 1941, Baylor Texas Collection
  • Under current U.S. copyright law, individual recipes are not protected, and cookbooks must prove a high standard of creativity and originality to gain protection. One can easily reproduce the measurements and ingredient lists of a single recipe without infringing upon intellectual property.  However, if you can’t steal the narrative or anecdote surrounding the recipe without finding yourself in hot water.

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