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In family tree circles they tell us you can copyright the photo of a tree, but the tree itself is not copyrighted. Ie someone else can take another photo of the same tree and it is not copyrighted.

I suspect that copyright of a recipe is about the presentation of the information. The titles and descriptive text that goes with it. Otherwise, it would require some very unique ingredient.

You can't copy someone else's recipe and publish it word for word. You can re-write it. List ingredients in alphabetical order. Add your own unique ingredients. Add your own serving suggestions. Edit instructions to use new language.

You can copyright anything, but enforcement of a recipe copyright is difficult except under a few limited circumstances.
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