She’s also got a great sense of humor, as seen in her author notes for this creatively-named recipe: "...if you are sad or sick or grumpy, lots of dirty dishes can make you sadder or sicker or grumpier (that's a well-known scientific fact)." And she lives by important cooking principles: 1) It is imperative to be very clear when talking to your fish monger (4 pounds of baby octopodes is very different from a 4-pound octopus), 2) Excess sweet things—pancakes, waffles, cookies—can all be turned into sandwiches thanks to the peanut butter rule, and 3) Asian vegetable cleavers are good for intimidating children and butternut squashes.
Congratulations to Niknud and thanks to everyone who participates over on the Hotline—the community wouldn’t be the same without you.
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. Want to boost your kitchen karma? We’re looking for enthusiastic participation throughout the month that is helpful, thoughtful, and considerate.