by Brandy D. Anderson
Everybody has a connection to food. You may be a master chef, a DIY cook, an aficionado of ultimate ‘foodie’ pictures, or maybe you’re none of these things, but you just enjoy savoring a good meal. Twitter is a great place to amass photos and recipes of scrumptious food, and here are the top five foodie Twitter accounts guaranteed to make your mouth water:
About: “About: “The inside connection to the best dishes and food culture, proudly presented by chefs. Download our app or visit http://chefsfeed.com”
Chef’s Feed began as a downloaded app for iOS, and it has just continued to grow with its constant presence on Twitter, putting out three tweets a day, on average. You’ll find loads of great food, easy-to-use recipes, and foodie pictures aplenty. They cover restaurant reviews and there are also guides on their choices for the best places to eat in various cities across the United States. In addition to all of this, there are entertaining cooking videos as well. A sampling of the articles you’ll find here: “The Simple Pasta Everyone Should Eat Before They Die” and “I can’t pick just one dish here because everything on the menu is great. It’s a solid tour of Mediterranean food and wine”. They also post specific reviews on menu items, like “Chef Phillip Foss on Handle Bar Chicago’s smoked Gouda mac ‘n’ cheese”.
About: “Writer, New York Times; author, How to Cook Everything, The VB6 Cookbook, etc. Note: RT is not an endorsement; sarcasm in use.”
According to Bittman’s webpage, his “core message” is “that food has the power to make or break not only our personal health but that of the planet.” A reporter for The New York Times, Bittman specializes in promoting healthy eating. Some of his more recent articles include “How Should We Eat?” where he talks about the recommendations dictated by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and he breaks it all down as he discusses their suggestions and findings. Bittman also explores the Gluten-free trend, and he provides detailed recipes, such as his recent articles including guides on how to make roasted salmon or roasted thick fish fillets and steaks.
About: “Restaurant reviews, food news, recipes and more from our reporters and editors.”
If you want a healthy dose of everything a foodie could ever dream of, this is your place. This account is updated all day long, averaging with eight to ten tweets every single day. Some of their latest tweets include: a link to a report bearing the headline “The use of pesticides has become a major issue among French vintners and drinkers”, recipes for pineapple-basil smoothies, coconut layer cakes, braised chicken with lemon and olives, an orange and radish salad with pistachios, and oats with chia seeds and blueberries. There are fun articles about “Food for binge-watching” and “The Dry Rye Manhattan”. You’ll also find articles about “six savory breakfasts, including shakshuka” and “grilled cheese for grownups”. This twitter account really is a must-follow for everyone who appreciates the culinary arts.
About: “The Twitter home of NPR’s James Beard Award winning food blog, The Salt, plus links to all of NPR’s other food coverage.”
James Beard runs a quirky and very fun foodie Twitter. Not only does he post wonderful tweets and article links himself, but he also forwards some of the best and oddest foodie links out there like “Now Italian cheese lovers can adopt a cow…no, really” and the related “Italian cheese lovers find their bovine match through ‘adopt a cow’”. There’s an article link for a piece that will help you to “Learn 2 love ugly produce” including “THE CARROT DANCERS!” He posts pictures of funny looking fruit, like a strawberry with “horns” and one that looks like a snail. These fruitful shenanigans came from a prompt he gave a few days ago where he asked followers to “Show us your ugly produce! #NPRfruitshow Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show the Many Faces of Ugly Fruit”.
About: “Favorite Recipes from Real Kitchens Everywhere!”
The thing that is so great about Tasty Kitchen is that it features recipes from cooks around the world, and not just from classically trained chefs. Here, you’ll find a diverse array of just about anything and everything you can whip up in the kitchen. There are recipes for Tilapia Tacos, “Great din-din”, Sweet Potato Waffles (which look absolutely delectable), Butter Fried Eggs with Charred Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions, Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Shells, Asian Garlic Noodles, Tamale Pies, really, the list just goes on and on. A bonus is that all of the recipes are accompanied by a colourful and appetizing photo of each dish. Each recipe tweet brings you directly to that recipe on the website, and the pages are easy on the eyes and detailed enough for even the most basic cook to be able to follow it with success.