Probably because the Digital Millennium Copyright Act doesn't apply to food, Matt. These recipies are generally trade secrets, and sensible, offline IP law means that once a trade secret has been let loose, it's not a secret any more. The recipie for Coke is a trade secret; if someone sprung it loose and gave it to you, you'd have every right to publish it or make your own based on that recipie. (If Coke had patented their recipie, the patent would have expired over fifty years ago, and the generic brand soda I get at Safeway would taste just like Coke, instead of mostly like Coke. You can't trademark a taste.)
This site sounds similar to the fun book Big Secrets and its assorted sequels. One of the books figured out what the secret herbs and spices in Kentucky Fried Chicken was (salt, pepper, and MSG, apparently).
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