Red Wine Poached Pears
They want to figure out the details of that signature flavor and replicate it in a fashion that truly does imitate the original flavor. Focus dedication and the will to succeed is a must for many of these individuals. There are also those who are simply great cooks and through their experience and intuitive nature are able to hone in on the original restaurant recipe. I have some experience cooking and can follow a recipe but I certainly am not a restaurant recipe hacker. If it is a difficult task to try to copy or imitate a successful genuine article then why do others try to imitate it? Great question. It often times can be related to money and someone else wanting to get in on the action. There also those that will do it to see if they can save some money.
They certainly dont have to be expensive either. Most cost about the same as a nice dinner for two and can include extra information from making wine to growing your own herbs if you are in to that. It is really pretty incredible what some have included along with the recipe books they are promoting. As with anything do take some time to review before making any purchase of course but once you do get your feet wet have some fun and be prepared to be amazed with the results. You sit down to plan the menu for the week and get ready for another trip to the grocery store. There was that recipe you made a couple weeks ago that everyone loved where is it? You dig through handwritten papers torn out magazine pages and tattered index cards.
With the exception of serve your self style of service restaurants basically copy each other on the overall operating format of how the customers are served and taken care of right down to including "similar" items being listed on the menus. They all keep a watchful eye on each other to see what is working well and may change a menu method of service cost or whatever the case may be to accommodate current customers and coax new paying customers to spend money in their establishments. It is a constant see saw battle. Regardless of these restaurants copying and competing with each other for our dollars they clearly are the bar to which we compare the taste of our favorite foods to.