Hotline MVP of the Month

October 25, 2015

We're excited to announce that October's Hotline MVP is Niknud!

Niknud is always cheerful and helpful over on the Hotline and is exactly the type of person you want by your side when a cooking conundrum arises. She’s up for talking about everything from pie crusts to what makes a good cook and she has ideas for using all sorts of ingredients, like canned pumpkin, dill, and pork loin.

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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. 

Photo by James Ransom

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • nannydeb
  • mrslarkin
  • Meaghan F
    Meaghan F
  • Niknud
  • QueenSashy
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nannydeb October 26, 2015
Congrats Rachael!
mrslarkin October 26, 2015
Hooray Rachael!! You are a bona fide trusted home cook! ;)
Niknud October 26, 2015
Be very afraid!
Meaghan F. October 25, 2015
Niknud October 25, 2015
So I already said it, but I keep getting all these lovely email notifications with all these nice things that people say. So thanks everyone - love my f52 family!
QueenSashy October 25, 2015
Congrats! Comments like yours are one of the reasons we all love and swear by F52 Hotline...
Greenstuff October 25, 2015
If you want a good read, check out the head note for her Emergency Room Duck,
Greenstuff October 25, 2015
Actually, read all her head notes! I have to follow this trusted home cook!
Niknud October 25, 2015
Aw shucks - thanks for all the nice comments! Hahaha - I'm a trusted home cook....
Nancy October 25, 2015
Congrats niknud - I always read your comments with interest!
inpatskitchen October 25, 2015
Congrats niknud! Always love your input!
drbabs October 25, 2015
Congratulations, niknud. You are so much fun!