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Urgent hotline questions & FOOD52

Hey there Hotliners! We're wondering if anyone would be interested in receiving email notifications when "urgent" hotline questions are asked? The FOOD52 staff already receives these emails, so you won't be alone(!), but we'd love to start thinking about expanding our pool of people who like to help those with burning questions! Let us know in the comments below if you're interested, and we may be in touch. Thanks, in advance!

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

asked almost 5 years ago
26 answers 1347 views
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aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 5 years ago

Hi Amanda! I may be interested as long as I don't get yelled at for not knowing stuff or not being on line at times!

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Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added almost 5 years ago

I might give it a try! One of the reasons I enjoy the hotline is that it so much reminds me of my real, non-virtual life, with family and friends calling, texting, and emailing to ask urgent questions.

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added almost 5 years ago

Sure, I'll definitely give it a try!

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added almost 5 years ago

I'd totally give it a try! I do love answering people's questions, especially when it's an urgent gluten-free need.

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added almost 5 years ago

I'd be interested. I still miss seeing the unanswered question, and this would be a nice way to answer questions that need answering. I would want to change the email I have associated with Food52, however (and not sure how to do that), since it is not the email address I have on my phone or ipad.

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added almost 5 years ago

For all those of us who look forward to being notified about urgent questions, there must be others who would not like being sent mail, Would an 'opt in' system work, rather than a general mail sent to every food52er?

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added almost 5 years ago

I'd like to try it. I wonder about the person who is in the kitchen, needing our answers, urgently!

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added almost 5 years ago

I guess I wonder as I worry,,,
Areas of most affinity -- vegetarian, natural foods, health and diet information.... spent 1/2 my life as an omnivore so that's still an active area in my head, if not my heart!

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hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added almost 5 years ago

I would be open to it, but definitely think Panfusine's suggestion of an "opt in" or "opt out" system would be necessary.

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added almost 5 years ago

sure, I'd be happy to help, too.

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added almost 5 years ago

I'd be happy to help, particularly with baking and jamming questions. I'm afraid I wouldn't be super useful with meat questions and some general cooking questions. But I'd still be able to lend a hand.

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added almost 5 years ago

I'm always happy to offer my humble opinion...but this strikes fear into my heart as much as when I answered my first foodpickle...sort of an "who am I to do this?" moment...but 2011 has been all about me stepping out of my box and bravely trying new things. I do love that my experiences count, it sometimes just makes me aware of shortcomings in my culinary education!

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added almost 5 years ago

Love to be part of this team!

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added almost 5 years ago

Sure!

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added almost 5 years ago

I can do it, and I keep odd hours sometimes. But if the answer falls outside of direct experience, it is okay to point someone to a source on the web or just better to skip answering? I'm pretty good at digging up answers when I don't know personally.

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added almost 5 years ago

Count me in too -- I'd be game to try and answer urgent hotline questions and questions that haven't gotten replies yet. I like answering cooking/baking questions, so long as the questions are within my culinary expertise. :)

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 5 years ago

Thanks everyone for your responses -- and willingness to help! To answer a few of your concerns. We will probably ask just 2 or 3 of you to try this out, so we can do the experiment and get basic feedback first.

We would never send these emails to everyone -- this would be a purely volunteer system, now and forever. There would be no pressure to answer questions you don't know the answers to. Our plan is definitely to filter questions -- baking, bread, cooking meat, grilling, preserves making, etc -- so no one is inundated and so people with special knowledge can really shine. But this will take time, probably a few months, to implement. We have a lot of ideas and plans for improving Hotline over the next few months, and we look forward to more feedback and help from you. The only way to make it great is for real Hotliners -- that's you -- to be involved. And yes to android java&foam! Thanks, will be in touch soon. If you don't hear from us, don't worry -- to start, we're going to ask just 2 or 3 people.

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added almost 5 years ago

great to hear about an android app in the works! maybe I just speak for myself, but I'd much rather help with fellow cooks' "foodpickles" when I have downtime instead of playing angry birds.

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added almost 5 years ago

I'd definitely be interested! Hope I can help answer!

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added almost 5 years ago

I would be willing to help - good at preserves, sides, and salads.

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added almost 5 years ago

Any thing pertaining to Indian food or vegetarian.. I'll be glad to pitch in...

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added almost 5 years ago

I'd be happy to help!

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sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 5 years ago

I may as well add my name to the list would be happy to help also.

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added almost 5 years ago

definitely! would love to!

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added almost 5 years ago

I'd love to help also. My expertise lies in always delicious but healthful cooking/baking/chocolate in a plant based omnivore food focus. I also have much experience in vegan and allergen free baking.