Two years ago, on a New York Times recipe for Katharine Hepburn's brownies, Sydne Newberry left what is probably the greatest recipe comment of all time.
In just 74 words, her brownie story leaves readers haunted long after they close their browser window:
“This has been my go-to brownie recipe for 30 years. In the ’80s, an acquaintance in Germany to whom I brought some of the brownies, and who considered herself a great cook, asked for the recipe but was never able to get it to work. She kept asking me what she was doing wrong and I was never able to solve her problem. Eventually, she moved to the U.S. and stole my husband!”
Thanks to reporting from The Cut, Newberry, who's a nutritionist, evidence reviewer, and research communications analyst based in Los Angeles, finally got a chance to tell her tangled tale. She met the woman, aka future husband stealer, from another couple and gifted her the modified Hepburn brownies. She passed on the recipe, but the other woman couldn't hit Newberry's baking awesomeness.
After a few years, the woman came to visit and that's when it all went down!
Read the full story, here