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.
We're excited to announce that May's Hotline MVP is PieceofLayerCake!
PieceofLayerCake is a baker and pastry chef at a Belgian patisserie in Chicago, so it will come as no surprise that he's often found coming to the rescue on all manner of baking-related questions, like what to substitute for alcohol in a cake and how to remove wheat flour from a cake without sacrificing texture. He helps fellow Food52ers figure out why bread failed to rise or a cake failed to set and passes on tips regarding cake storage and tempering.
He's got a number of layers to his expertise, though, so you'll find him helping out on non-baking related questions as well: trouble-shooting homemade pasta, sharing guidance on infusing oils, and suggesting uses for hard-cooked egg yolks.
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