Hotline MVP of the Month

May 31, 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 May's Hotline MVP is mrslarkin!

Mrslarkin has an impressive number of community picks, contest finalists, and contest-winning recipes in her (very full) recipe box. Today though, we're lauding her impressive actions on the Hotline.

She's perhaps best known for her scones and baked goods, so it's no surprise you'll find her weighing in on baking questions: sharing recommendations for the best cookbooks on the science of baking, offering a sweet solution for camouflaging muffins with sunken tops, and assisting cake bakers attempting to adapt recipes. But she doesn't just solve baking conundrums, she jumps in on a wide variety of questions, from suggesting favorite dishes (for pescatarian mains and sides for chicken pot pies) to troubleshooting (everything from ravioli filling issues to how to draw the salt out of lupini beans).

Congratulations to mrslarkin 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.

  • luvcookbooks
  • Chef Lisa
    Chef Lisa
  • inpatskitchen
  • Niknud
  • mrslarkin
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luvcookbooks June 1, 2015
Congrats! Well deserved.
mrslarkin June 1, 2015
Thank you, luvcookbooks!!
Chef L. June 1, 2015
Well deserved indeed! You are always so nice and seem sensitive so not to make others feel "dumb".
mrslarkin June 1, 2015
Thanks chef Lisa! That's so nice of you to say.
inpatskitchen June 1, 2015
Congratulations! You definitely deserved this!
mrslarkin June 1, 2015
Thanks ipk!!
Niknud May 31, 2015
Yah! Congratulations! Your chubby chewy chocolate chip cooked save my biscuits every function that comes up (oh and they come up often)!
Niknud May 31, 2015
mrslarkin June 1, 2015
ha thanks Niknud! I can relate to that.
mrslarkin May 31, 2015
Such a nice surprise! Thanks you guys! Love participating in the hotline!!
drbabs May 31, 2015
Congratulations, Liz! XO
mrslarkin May 31, 2015
Thanks, Barbara!
hardlikearmour May 31, 2015
Sweet! Congratulations, mrslarkin! I wonder what loot you're eying in the food52 store...
mrslarkin May 31, 2015
Thanks hla!! I've had the burnt toast caramels in my shopping cart forever! Maybe it's time.