Hotline MVP of the Month

November 29, 2015

Every month we choose a Food52er to thank for his or her generous help and guidance on the Hotline, and we're excited to announce that ChefJune is the November Hotline MVP!

ChefJune's Mussels Dijonnaise Photo by James Ransom

ChefJune has been a member of our community from the very start and if you’ve picked up our new cookbook, Food52 Baking, (you have, right?), you’ve seen her kitchen handiwork firsthand​—her Magic Espresso Brownies grace the front cover.

Making great food isn’t just a hobby for her, it’s her career, too. Luckily for all of us, she likes to spend spare time on the Hotline helping with burning questions like how to make a really light sponge cake, substitute ingredients, and scale up a dish like veal osso buco for a dinner party.

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She helped Associate Editor Ali Slagle plan a Thanksgiving menu that’s on-the-go friendly (read more about the menu that Ali settled on here). And although we’re barely through Thanksgiving, since she admitted to breaking out the holiday music early this year, it’s not surprising that she’s ready to help with ideas for a main dish for Christmas.

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Top Comment:
“Thanks so much Food52 and friends. Too bad you can't see the big grin on my face. :D”
— ChefJune

Congratulations to ChefJune 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.

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susan G. November 30, 2015
Thank you to one of my first role models on Food52.
Niknud November 29, 2015
Congratulations, chef! I echo everyone else - much deserved!
luvcookbooks November 29, 2015
Congratulations, Chef June! Well deserved.
ChefJune November 29, 2015
Thanks so much Food52 and friends. Too bad you can't see the big grin on my face. :D
boulangere November 29, 2015
Warm congratulations to you, Chef June
QueenSashy November 29, 2015
Congrats Chef June!!! So well deserved!
drbabs November 29, 2015
Congratulations, Chef!
Nancy November 29, 2015
Chef June - congrats! I always read your comments with interest. :)
Bevi November 29, 2015
Congrats Chef!