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Evanston bakery sues over missing recipes

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An Evanston bakery has filed suit against a former chef, claiming the ex-employee stole binders with the only copies of key recipes for some of its signature treats.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Susan Davis Friedman, owner of Fraiche Bakery Cafe, at 815 Noyes St., filed the suit this week, a few days after she discovered the recipe books were missing.

Friedman says the recipes are restaurant property, developed over the three-and-a-half years since the bakery opened.

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Update 3:40 p.m. April 18: The Sun-Times reports the case has been settled and the bakery has its recipes back.

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