KFC's Original Recipe?

Not just another copy cat recipe, perhaps it's the real deal.
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 be sold at his gas station diner. At the time, the recipe was written above the door so anyone could have read it. But today, we go to great lengths to protect such a sacred blend of herbs and spices. In fact, the recipe ranks among America's most valuable trade secrets."
I tried again, adding that a "yes," "no" or "no comment" would be helpful.
The response:
"Lots of people through the years have claimed to discover or figure out the secret recipe, but no one's ever been right."


2 Cups of flour
2/3 Ts Salt
1/2 Ts Thyme
1/2 Ts Basil
1/3 Ts Oregeno
1 Ts Celerey Salt
1 Ts Black Pepper
1 Ts Dried Mustard
4 Ts Paparika
2 Ts Garlic Salt
1 Ts Ground Ginger
3 Ts White Pepper

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