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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

Tags: Contest, Hotline