Lawyers often say “you can’t copyright a recipe.” The myth was so persistent that I not only authored a copyrighted work (John T. Mitchell, Copyrighted Recipe for Scrambled Eggs), but obtained U.S. Copyright Reg. No. TX0007357813 to prove that the U.S. Copyright Office agrees recipes can, in fact, be copyrighted. This one is not a “mere” listing of ingredients and instructions.