Alton was fine with sharing his cooking adventures, even though in the end how he shared wasn’t by choice. His email—along with the contents of about a thousand of his messages—was part of a data breach. One of those emails included a hummus recipe he traded with a coworker.
Having your personal information exposed in a data breach can be a nightmare. In Julia’s case, it might end up making her grandmother proud, which is the best case scenario anyone could dare to hope for.
If your queso recipe was leaked on the internet, you might not feel exposed. It’s definitely hard to imagine it ever panning out as a “never-ending nightmare.” But that’s exactly what happened several years ago, when Jamie’s email was hacked.
When Simone’s email was hacked, one of the messages exposed contained a recipe she had shared — not her office-famous BBQ sauce recipe (that one is still safe), but her secret mix of seasonings for grilling.