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KFC's Original Recipe?

On my way back from Spain, I happened to catch this article from the Chicago Tribune in which the reporter may have inadvertently stumbled across the authentic 11 herbs and spices of KFC's secret chicken recipe. Is it authentic? During the interview, Joe Ledington, Colonel Sander's nephew, suggests it is:
"That is the original 11 herbs and spices that were supposed to be so secretive," he says with conviction. I've yet to try the recipe and I'm uncertain if the Ts corresponds to tablespoons or teaspoons (based on the quantity, I'm thinking teaspoons). But give it a go, and let me know if this original Kentucky Fried Chicken breading recipe is the secret spice mix or just another hoax.

What truly makes the mystery more interesting is when the reporter attempts to get clarification from KFC, the PR contact refuses to answer the question.

A KFC spokesperson responded via email:
"In the 1940's, Colonel Sanders developed the original recipe chicken to…