Is it True? re: Bruce Brown of Bruce's Fabulous Foods

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4real

Marion, NC

#1 Jan 28, 2014
So first let me say that I support anyone who tries to better themselves and who tries go forth and represent the city of Marion in a positive manner while doing so but with that being said, I think it is time that some things be addressed.

The first and most important is the news that Bruce Brown is going to on the Spike TV network on a new show called Frankenfood. Bruce will be submitting a cheesecake made with various candies that he serves to locals usually during the Halloween and Fall season.

http://www.mcdowellnews.com/news/article_89bc... .

Unfortunately, it appears that the base cheesecake recipe that Bruce uses is not his own but actually from a cookbook he owns and keeps at the restaurant called Bruce's Bakery Cookbook by a NY baker, Bruce Zipes, who amazingly enough is famous for his cheesecakes and until recently ran a restaurant that served those famous cheesecakes along with other baked items. Now from what I understand, Bruce Brown has only changed the lemon used in the crust.

http://www.kitchenlink.com/cookbooks/2000/060...

http://www.amazon.com/Bruces-Bakery-Cookbook-...

The cheesecake recipe from Mr. Zipes cookbook as well as the logo name Bruce's is very similar right down to the stars...the only difference is local Bruce's colors of choice ..red and black...Bruce Zipes, blues and white...

http://brucesfabulousfoods.com/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bruces-Fabulou...

I always wondered why Mr. Brown did not have a website but had a facebook page???? It appears that Bruce Zipes had a webpage but is down now and Bruce Brown has a website after years of not having one. Is it a coincidence that Bruce Zipes shut down his website and then a Bruce's Fabulous Foods website goes up? That is for you to decide.

I then started to research the qualifications of a chef? Do you have to go to culinary school or can you just have a love for food and open up a restaurant? It appears you can do just that and if you are good and have a uplifting personality then you will do well.

And as much as I enjoy watching Mr. Brown on the local news cooking segment, I am not so excited to know that he is representing the city of Marion under a these circumstances.

If there is nothing to this then I apologize upfront and I wish Mr. Brown all the luck in NY....but I found the similarities to hard to ignore. Mr. Brown in no way has any obligation to respond or answer this post as I am just looking for a reasonable explanation..
hokutoman

Burnsville, NC

#2 Jan 28, 2014
well anyone who would fake getting attacked to try and drum up support for his side of the alcohol vote seems legit to me.....
wow

Charlotte, NC

#3 Jan 28, 2014
4real, you need to get a life or masturbate more.
Hmmm

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jan 28, 2014
Just because you own a hair brush and scissors doesn't mean you are a hair stylist
Just because you own a camera doesn't mean you are a photographer
Just because you have a hammer and nail doesn't mean you are a carpenter
He may have a cook book but it takes skill to make food taste good. Not just anyone can make an edible cheesecake. just saying
Betty Crockett

Winnsboro, SC

#5 Jan 28, 2014
Can the people here just be happy for someone for once?? Who cares where the recipe came from? All that matters is that he was chosen to be on a tv show. Geez

“Well yeah...”

Since: Sep 09

Right next to ya

#6 Jan 28, 2014
I think he will be just fab aluss

Since: Feb 12

Asheboro, NC

#7 Jan 29, 2014
Jealous much are we????
david

Marion, NC

#8 Jan 29, 2014
He's gay any way just let him ne
Barry Soetoro

United States

#9 Jan 29, 2014
Betty Crockett wrote:
Can the people here just be happy for someone for once?? Who cares where the recipe came from? All that matters is that he was chosen to be on a tv show. Geez
The problem with Bruce Brown is that he works hard and has brains and talent. That is not fair.He has to be brought down.
Marion Citizen

Marion, NC

#10 Jan 29, 2014
4real wrote:
So first let me say that I support anyone who tries to better themselves and who tries go forth and represent the city of Marion in a positive manner while doing so but with that being said, I think it is time that some things be addressed.
The first and most important is the news that Bruce Brown is going to on the Spike TV network on a new show called Frankenfood. Bruce will be submitting a cheesecake made with various candies that he serves to locals usually during the Halloween and Fall season.
http://www.mcdowellnews.com/news/article_89bc... .
Unfortunately, it appears that the base cheesecake recipe that Bruce uses is not his own but actually from a cookbook he owns and keeps at the restaurant called Bruce's Bakery Cookbook by a NY baker, Bruce Zipes, who amazingly enough is famous for his cheesecakes and until recently ran a restaurant that served those famous cheesecakes along with other baked items. Now from what I understand, Bruce Brown has only changed the lemon used in the crust.
http://www.kitchenlink.com/cookbooks/2000/060...
http://www.amazon.com/Bruces-Bakery-Cookbook-...
The cheesecake recipe from Mr. Zipes cookbook as well as the logo name Bruce's is very similar right down to the stars...the only difference is local Bruce's colors of choice ..red and black...Bruce Zipes, blues and white...
http://brucesfabulousfoods.com/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bruces-Fabulou...
I always wondered why Mr. Brown did not have a website but had a facebook page???? It appears that Bruce Zipes had a webpage but is down now and Bruce Brown has a website after years of not having one. Is it a coincidence that Bruce Zipes shut down his website and then a Bruce's Fabulous Foods website goes up? That is for you to decide.
I then started to research the qualifications of a chef? Do you have to go to culinary school or can you just have a love for food and open up a restaurant? It appears you can do just that and if you are good and have a uplifting personality then you will do well.
And as much as I enjoy watching Mr. Brown on the local news cooking segment, I am not so excited to know that he is representing the city of Marion under a these circumstances.
If there is nothing to this then I apologize upfront and I wish Mr. Brown all the luck in NY....but I found the similarities to hard to ignore. Mr. Brown in no way has any obligation to respond or answer this post as I am just looking for a reasonable explanation..
So just what did Bruce do to piss you off. Maybe you worked for him and got fired or what?
Andy

Mars Hill, NC

#11 Jan 29, 2014
Bruce for councilman.
4real

Marion, NC

#12 Jan 29, 2014
I guess to clear up any misunderstandings or misconceptions... I did not work for him, I have eaten there often when in town and I think the food is good as well. I simply was asking to have some clarification but obviously he has a dedicated and loyal fan base and customers that stand behind him not matter what . Good for him. Good luck in NY Mr.Brown.
michelle

United States

#13 Jan 29, 2014
Who cares
Fan I am

Marion, NC

#14 Jan 29, 2014
Bruce's food is awesome. His cheesecakes are awesome. His personality is awesome. Bruce is awesome. Good luck to a wonderful person.
Bruce Fan

Marion, NC

#15 Jan 29, 2014
BRUCe 4 PrEsIdEnT =D
ABC

Mars Hill, NC

#16 Jan 29, 2014
I'm glad Bruce started drinking it has helped his cooking .Love ya, Bruce.
Barry Soetoro

United States

#17 Jan 29, 2014
President Obama said government built the road that Bruce drove on to get to cheesecake school and government taught Bruce how to make cheesecakes.
Seriously

Marion, NC

#19 Feb 6, 2014
hokutoman wrote:
well anyone who would fake getting attacked to try and drum up support for his side of the alcohol vote seems legit to me.....
. Lol!!!!! Best laugh I've had ALL DAY!!!!!! The Pillsbury Dough Boy crossed with a sprinkle of fairy dust getting attacked but it was all staged folks!!!! That evil alcohol. I wonder if on the show if they have alcohol will he stand up for his Christian brothers and sisters????? Will he go there and talk about how he hates alcohol???? We shall see. He's very dramatic Maybe he is just going to fall down some stairs and sue the company. Make us proud goofball!!!! Don't pull a Peyton Manning.
Ina Tizzy

Marion, NC

#20 Feb 10, 2014
Small town is gonna choke. Oh geeze I can see him amping up the ugly pants, laughing and bad breathe. They are gonna eat him alive! Like when the Romans threw prisoners in the and watched the lions eat them! Ru Paul's Drag he could win with a little work from Complete Lazer Clinic hook him up!
Why Not Both

Burnsville, NC

#21 Feb 10, 2014
wow wrote:
4real, you need to get a life or masturbate more.
http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/42819...

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