A former NYPD officer named Gilberto Valle went online to some seedy sites and described his plans to kidnap, cook, and eat people. A jury sent him to prison. But now, an appeals court judge has overturned the conviction: “The evidentiary record is such that it is more likely than not the case that all of Valle’s Internet communications about kidnapping are fantasy role-play.” Things may have turned out differently if Valle had been sharing his favorite appellate judge recipes.