Monday, January 12, 2009

Tracking amyrecipes

Following up to the previous post, I've compared her most recent few recipes and the source where she copied them from. (No live linkage to her site for obvious reasons)
I found the sources within the first 1-2 results. Just to show how busy this person is. (Oh, and she also stole her Twitter avatar pic from leahdemilio, though she's since replaced it with another photo, which I wouldn't be surprised is also nicked from someplace.)

BTW this output is just from the last 2 days. I didn't have the time or will to go back further.

'Grilled Chicken Recipe with Sage, Rosemary, and Garlic Dried Herb Rub' - original - on Kalyn's Kitchen (heavily edited but the same recipe)

'Zucchini and Tomato Gratin' - original -
on Pinch My Salt

'Baked Eggplant with Tomato Mushroom Sauce' - original: on Cheap Healthy Good

'Baby Bok Choy with Garlic and Shrimp' - - original: on Rasa Malaysia

'Great Vegetarian Dish - Rajma with Green Peppers' - - original: on Ahaar (even copying the rather unique way of writing 'tspoon')

'South Beach Diet Sausage and Pepper Skewers' - - original: on Green Lite Bites

'Lemon Chicken' - - original: on Kalyn's Kitchen (she has altered this more than the others)

'Beef or Chicken Fajitas' - - original: on Low Carb Diets

'Oven-Baked Salmon With Herbs' - - original: on Low Carb Diets (they both 'happen to have lemon thyme in my garden')

'Cabbage and Blue Cheese Salad With Sunflower Seeds' - original - on Kalyn's Kitchen (also altered a lot)

'Chicken Soup with Roasted Asparagus, Mushrooms and Shallots' - original - on French Kitchen in America

'Breakfast Quiches' - this was the only one I couldn't find the source of easily, though there are lots of Breakfast Quiche recipes out there

'Beef or Chicken Fajitas' - original - on Low Carb Diets

'Stuffed Green Peppers' - original - on Group Recipes


cybele said...

I've tried leaving comments that point out that I've seen that same recipe on X site before.

None have been approved.

Folks may want to try asking questions - questions that can only be answered if you've actually MADE the recipe. Just to see if that will at least show others reading that this is just a mimeograph site.

Kalyn noted via twitter that the site has now been monetized with Google Adsense.

I'd say that any and every blogger who has found their material on that site file a DMCA complaint right away. (Take screen shots too, just in case things change.)

Andrea Q said...

The site now says "no longer available."

Mimi from French Kitchen said...

I left a comment on her site and now I can no longer access it from my laptop. I get an "access denied" message.

A few months ago, a Montana innkeeper was pulling the same kind of scam. What's so difficult about coming up with your own ideas?

Thanks to all who warned me about this creep.

goblinbox said...

It's not about stealing ideas; most likely it's about traffic. S/he's just gathering info and putting it together to get hits; probably has ads running and is simply trying to drive traffic to make money.

Or s/he's a sociopathic freakazoid!

Mimi from French Kitchen said...

Don't these people have real jobs? Never mind, I'm asking that question at a time when many people do not have jobs. Silly me.

Thanks for enlightening me goblinbox.

cybele said...

My suggestion is to hit her where she has support right now. Check out who is responding positively to her:

She does have 584 followers - so maybe just point out to them that there are other wonderful sites out there that have those actual recipes with kitchen-tested experience & photos.

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

She didn't nick any of mine. I feel left out!

Amy said...

This is a really newbie question but how do you file a DMCA?

cybele said...

Amy - if you search the archives here at FoodBlogS'Cool you'll find quite a few articles on the topic.

For templates and tutorials on how to find site owners visit