Hotline MVP of the Month

April 26, 2015

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 our Shop

Today: See who had the write stuff this month.

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We're excited to announce that April's Hotline MVP is boulangere!

She comes to the rescue on every type of question, from issues with hamburger patties and aluminum foil to uses for stewing beef. And true to her name, you'll find her weighing in on every type of baking conundrum: freezing flourless chocolate cakes, refrigerating cake batter overnight before baking, and sharing pros and cons of different brands of mixers.

Boulangere is especially helpful when it comes to high-altitude baking—so helpful it seems like she wrote the book on the topic. In fact, she did write the section on high-altitude baking for The Baker's Dozen Cookbook, a book by an organization of professional bakers of which she's a member. Any time someone jumps onto this months-old thread on the topic and shares their altitude, boulangere continues to provide the specific adjustments needed for baking success. 

Congratulations to 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 Mark Weinberg

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • boulangere
  • Shalini
  • Meaghan F
    Meaghan F
  • hardlikearmour
  • Bevi
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boulangere April 27, 2015
You are all so extremely kind, and I thank you deeply for all your sweet thoughts.
Shalini April 27, 2015
Congratulations Boulangère!
Meaghan F. April 27, 2015
hardlikearmour April 27, 2015
Bevi April 27, 2015
Congrats Cynthia! Not only are you the Queen of Baking, you are an exceptional and talented writer. Thank you for all of your guidance.
mrslarkin April 27, 2015
Congrats, Cynthia!!
inpatskitchen April 27, 2015
Congratulations Cynthia! VERY well deserved!
drbabs April 27, 2015
Congratulations, Cynthia!
Nancy April 27, 2015
I have come to look for and rely on your comments. ;)
luvcookbooks April 27, 2015
LeBec F. April 26, 2015
congrats, cynthia! whenever i see that you have already answered a Hotline question, I know the asker is in good hands.
lapadia April 26, 2015
Bravo, Congrats! Our own F52 intellectual guide, especially in matters of fundamental concern; well deserved, we thank you…
Greenstuff April 26, 2015
boulangere also has some incredible blog posts--she's a natural teacher. I especially like this one on pie crust
boulangere April 26, 2015
You are so kind, Chris; thank you
boulangere April 26, 2015
What a surprise on this rainy Sunday morning. Thank you so much, Food52!
Pegeen April 26, 2015
Congratulations, boulangere! I always find your responses incredibly helpful.
Much deserved!
boulangere April 26, 2015
Thank you kindly, Pegeen