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Ron Douglas, a former finance director at J.P. Morgan, has been experimenting in the kitchen over the last few years in an attempt to crack KFC's world-famous Original Recipe, the New York Post reports. With his sixth attempt, Douglas thinks he's finally done it.
"Nobody knows what those 11 herbs and spices are, Douglas told the paper. "But if you taste my chicken, you would find the flavor very similar to KFC."
Douglas isn't alone in his quest to fake favorite fast-food and chain-restaurant recipes. He found a burgeoning community of copycat enthusiasts online, so he decided to create his own copycat recipe Web site, RecipeSecrets.net. Douglas left J.P. Morgan in 2007 to manage the site full-time.
He self-published a cookbook of recreated recipes, "America's Most Wanted Recipes," which Simon & Schuster republished earlier this month. The book includes the recipe for the "decoded" KFC blend.
But KFC isn't worried about Douglas' copycat recipe.
"Colonel Sanders' Secret Recipe of 11 herbs and spices is one of the most famous recipes in the world, and the precautions taken to safeguard the identity of the ingredients is second to none," Rick Maynard, a KFC spokesman, told Slashfood. "Plenty of people have tried to duplicate the recipe over the years, but there is still only one place to get authentic Original Recipe Chicken -- at a KFC restaurant."
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