10 Fantastic Foodies to Follow on Twitter
If you’re like most people, you’re not a tweeter, you’re a follower. Twitter demographic studies show that as few as 17% of Twitter subscribers will send a Tweet in a month. Heck, 40% of Twitter users have never sent a Tweet.
Thank goodness then, that there are people out there to carry the burden the rest of us shirk. This is particularly important to food enthusiasts, who seemingly can’t get enough of recipes, restaurant reviews, taste tests and cooking tips.
Besides following Full Circle on Twitter for your organic edible news, here we have ten suggestions for the foodie famished for facts on all things scrumptious. Some are more active than others, some are more blatantly self-promotional. But all were chosen as excellent sources for tantalizing tidbits and mouth-watering morsels for the foodie.
1. Mark Bittman
How to Cook Everything: The Basics: Roasted Chicken Cutlets is.gd/vKjn9N
— Mark Bittman (@bittman) April 23, 2012
Every avid New York Times reader is familiar with the inimitable Mr. Bittman, who has penned food-related articles for the newspaper since 1990. He also produces the entertaining and informative The Minimalist cooking videos and authored the popular cookbook How to Cook Everything.
2. Wine Spectator
Any site that claims, unabashedly, to be “the most comprehensive wine website in the world,” is certainly worth a look-see, if only to find out how well they make good on their promise. In the case of Wine Spectator, the claim seems entirely legitimate.
Their Twitter feed is as perfectly matched to the web site as a fine Russian River Chardonnay is to a Bay Scallop Gratin, providing the wine enthusiast (or spectator) with handy information such as The Daily Pick (a wine recommendation for every day of the year) tasting tips and late-breaking news on everything wine.
3. Anthony Bourdain
Yes. I had a yaniqueque with my fried fish, plantain, avocado and Presidente at Boca Chica! #livingtheDRdream
— Anthony Bourdain (@NoReservations) April 15, 2012
If you’ve never read Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, stop right here, and do so immediately. (We’ll wait.)
Back already? Wasn’t that book awesome? Some would say you can’t really claim full-fledged foodie status until you’ve seen the culinary world through Bourdain’s, unapologetic, sometimes lurid and profane perspective.
Today, the somewhat kinder, gentler Bourdain is most recognized for his culinary adventure program, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, on the Travel Channel.
— Foodimentary (@Foodimentary) April 28, 2012
Armed with more culinary knowledge than Julia Child’s tastebuds, Foodimentary will make your mouth water with a smattering of food facts you never thought to wonder about.
The next time you need to prove your cuisine prowess to your foodie friends, just turn to their tweeter feed where you can find savory talking points like how in the mid 1800s, marshmallow candy was made using the sap of the Marsh-Mallow plant. Who knew?
5. Mario Batali
short rib , chuck flap, brisket pointRT @RT1138:What’s best cut to use for slow cooker pot roast?Want something so tender!!
— Mario Batali (@Mariobatali) April 23, 2012
For hard-core foodies, Mr. Batali requires no introduction – the guy (and his trademark orange clogs) seems to be everywhere, all the time (and likely opening a new restaurant there). He teamed with Mark Bittman (see above) and actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Claudia Bassols on the PBS series Spain – On The Road Again.
His Twitter posts are spontaneous, opinionated and fun.
Cinco de Mayo Chili Pepper Cake Pops are Deceptively Sweet: These chili pepper cake pops are a surprising sweet… dlvr.it/1VckHf
— Foodista (@foodista) April 30, 2012
Foodista is the food news source experts turn to first. Filled with a honey pot of foodie friendly info, this renowned Seattle-based blog will keep you up to date on everything from tasty holidays and events around the country to new food preparation methods (like the launch of the first vegan drag queen cooking show).
7. Ron Zimmerman
The OZETTE POTATO is unique. Want to grow & preserve it? bit.ly/JQLRND
— Ron Zimmerman (@Herbguy) April 28, 2012
As the culinary director of the only 5-Diamond restaurant north of San Francisco and west of Chicago, Ron Zimmerman can tell you a thing or two about food. Founder of The Herbfarm, Zimmerman’s acclaimed restaurant serves 26 different menu themes and has been farm-to-table since 1986.
Follow the Herbguy for musings about organic veggies, food preparation and wine facts. If you ever have a question, don’t be shy to shoot him a dm.
8. Peter Bowen
You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients. Julia Child
— Peter Bowen (@5MinuteGourmet) April 20, 2012
5 Minute Gourmet is the solution for any cook on the run. This frantic Vancouver Island chef shares his personal broadcast of YouTube videos, as well as weekly recommendations to help everyone create great food in minutes.
Follow Peter to learn new recipes like glazed ham with scalloped potatoes to the perfect rare stake.
9. Edible Seattle
Everyone, please go forage all the maple blossoms you can–they’re delicious, and our editor’s hay fever needs some relief.
— Edible Seattle (@edibleseattle) April 30, 2012
Edible Seattle is on a mission to make farmer and fishers rock stars, which means it’s finally your chance to become the fishing equivalent of a groupie. The magazine Edible Seattle might only publish six times a year, but you don’t have to wait every two months to hear their news. The Twitter feed is full of regional and farming tips as well as updates about farmers markets and co-ops to keep you up-to-date on the Seattle food scene.
10. Tom Douglas Restaurants
— Tom Douglas Company (@TomDouglasCo) April 27, 2012
@TomDouglasCo might not be run by the local restaurateur himself, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore these tweets like wilted organic kale. The TDR Twitter feed is filled with amazing blog posts from his staff like desert recipes from the head pastry chef or wine tips from the sommelier that will bring your meal to the next level.
The next time you’re in one of Tommy’s restaurants, send out a tweet. Trust me, they’ll be listening.
Don’t forget to follow @FullCircleFarms on Twitter for recipes, food happenings and delicious news.
— Full Circle(@FullCircleFarms) April 29, 2012