Though it is feature rich, there is no way to disable a large (and gaudy) link and logo back to the author's site.
Ironically, this is useless advertising, as people looking for recipes are rarely looking for Joomla components - meaning, my audience is not the same as the developers audience, and so all that is accomplished is a component that is effectively useless for anything more than a shoddy hobby site.
Hopefully future versions will have the linkback credit able to be blended or hidden on the front end.
Installed and working fine right out of the box on J!1.5.2. Kudos to the developer.