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Recipes are everywhere nowadays, in books, on television, on the Internet, as well as in restaurants and food industry. This economic and media presence raises the question of whether it is possible to protect Canadian intellectual property law. The author analyzes the issue from various angles: the recipes and dishes of traditional and family nature can constitute traditional knowledge, trademarks or trade secrets? Can - they constitute patentable inventions? It then examines copyright and examines if the recipes and dishes can be copyrightable works in the same way as literary or artistic works. At the end of its analysis, the author highlights what regime is the most appropriate depending on the nature of the revenue and leaders and industry practices.