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Plagiarism? Answered

Has scoochmaroo plagiarized Emeril Lagasse's work?  You be the judge!



I, for one, would find it hard to believe that Emeril would poach from smoochmaroo, and that's not considering the six year difference in dates.



8 years ago

'Tis the same way I make my french fries, and I was making them that way before I had even heard of Emeril Lagasse or instructables. Does that mean I am plagiarizing? I think not.

Hard to make that be plagiarism. Plagiarism is the deliberate copying without attribution of another person's original ideas, or, more specifically, presentation. She certainly didn't copy the presentation--The Food Network recipe has no pictures, and is not written in even the same style; it's a recipe, not instructions. Original idea? Hardly. That's about like saying someone copied the idea of frying an egg. The basic procedure is common knowledge, it's the author's personal flourishes that make it a separate work.

I, for one, find it hard to believe you'd make French fries in any other way. This is one of the standard methods "Lagasse", like Scooch is showing the way its done. Me, I use a method I think Jamie Oliver showed, where you cook large fries in <212 F oil for 20 minutes, chill, then deep fry,