Hotline MVP of the Month

July 27, 2014

To thank our members for their dedication to helping out their fellow cooks, every month we’ll choose a Food52er whose activity on the Hotline has caught our eye, and treat him or her to a $25 gift certificate to Provisions

Today: See who had the write stuff this month.

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We’re pleased to announce that July’s Hotline MVP is Pegeen!

Pegeen is always jumping in to help on the Hotline -- from menu ideas for holiday meals to suggestions for cookware (from griddles to copper pans). She’s kind, and offers creative solutions: When one community member was having trouble making ricePegeen suggested aiming for golden-brown rice on purpose, by trying Louisa Shafia’s recipe for tahdig in The New Persian Kitchen. With so many great answers, we're relieved to know that Pegeen's human too -- she's shared a funny side (and a stubborn streak), and occasionally asks questions herself.

And because we know you were wondering (we were too): "Pegeen" is Irish for "Little Peg," in honor of her grandmother, Peggy, who taught her so much about cooking.

Congratulations to Pegeen, and thanks to everyone who participates over on the Hotline -- the community wouldn’t be the same without you.

Want to boost your kitchen karma? We’re looking for enthusiastic participation throughout the month that is helpful, thoughtful, and considerate. 

Photo by James Ransom 

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Midge
  • Susan W
    Susan W
  • Pegeen
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Midge July 29, 2014
Congrats Pegeen! Well-deserved!
Susan W. July 27, 2014
Congrats Pegreen. You so deserve it. Let us know what provision you decide on. :0)
Pegeen July 27, 2014
Thank you so much, Susan! Look forward to seeing you on the Hotline. (Oy, is that possibly the name of a new reality TV show?!)
Pegeen July 27, 2014
Weeee! Thank you so much - what an honor! I'm a big fan of the Hotline. I learn so much from the community and it satisfies a need for "instant gratification" to see folks getting their questions answered in so many helpful ways. And the gift card - excellent! I have my eye on something over at Provisions already. Many thanks again to all the talented people at FOOD52! Cheers, everyone.