Honest to God, I thought she said “doe lips.”
My editor was suggesting that I write about how several corporations, in recent years, have begun publishing the recipes for some of their most iconic dishes.
DoubleTree by Hilton has released the recipe for the chocolate chip cookie that workers there give you when you check in. The Cheesecake Factory has parted with the recipe for its popular Chinese Chicken Salad. Disney has published the recipe for its doe lips.
Doe lips? That can’t be right. The most famous doe in the Disney universe is Bambi’s mother, and it is unthinkable that Disneyland would use her lips to make some sort of sugary snack.
“Dole Whip,” my editor repeated.
Oh. Dole Whip. So I decided to write a story — this story — about signature corporate recipes in part to find out what Dole Whip is.
These are not knockoff recipes, in which ordinary people try with varying degrees of success to re-create a favorite recipe from a fast-food joint or theme park. These are the actual recipes used by