2008_07_decep.jpgThe NY Times revisited the continuing saga of the the culinary lawsuit against Jessica Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld. Cookbook author Missy Chase Lapine has accused Mrs. Seinfeld of plagiarism, swiping ideas from her proposed cookbook about making recipes using pureed vegetables. Lapine's detailed proposal was rejected by HarperCollins, which released Seinfeld's seemingly similar cookbook six months after Lapine's was published. Her lawsuit also claims the iconic comedian defamed her, calling her a "wacko" and likening her to an "assassin" on Letterman. So far, Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook Deceptively Delicious has sold 2.4 million copies (with a big push from Oprah), while Lapine's The Sneaky Chef has sold over 200,000.