Nancy Rommelmann writes about her willingness to share her recipes, and the lengths to which her great-great-aunt went to encrypt (!) and hide her own. A lot of artistry and variability are involved in the execution of baking instructions, so the story certainly isn’t over with the “source code” anyway.
Oh yeah, here she also gives her recipe for what she claims are The World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. World’s. Best. Gotta try that… If you use this recipe, let me know your results. If you create a “fork”, want to share it? (Thank goodness Rommelmann didn’t see fit to attach licensing terms.)
I agree that the story isn’t over with the ingredients, though… Rommelmann’s ingredient list varies only slightly from what’s on the back of a Nestle package (http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/detail.aspx?ID=18476).
With some added comments about nut preferences, though… Open Source Baking Metadata, anyone?