This is the latest post in our series, TwitterPowerhouses, which focuses on the contributions of people who’ve helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking. I co-wrote this post with my friend and fellow Huffingtonpost blogger Jamie Schler. This is cross-posted in the Huffingtonpost Food Section.
Food nourishes both the body and soul; it is an adventure in taste, sound, color, texture, and smell. Food is emotional, carrying us back to our childhood or allowing us to travel far off to a distant, exotic land. It is both sensual and healing, and preparing our favorite dish – from a bit of comfort food to a great holiday feast – is a wonderful way to offer a part of ourselves to those whom we love.
Food has always been our passion. Jamie, an expat in a culturally mixed marriage, loves experimenting with, and learning about, the foods, traditions and customs from all over the world. The Mille-feuille of France. The Bocaditos of Argentina. The Tandoori Dishes of India. And, in Ivory Coast, there’s kedjenou. Like music, food is a universal language. Jamie’s blog, Life’s a Feast, is a beautiful, culinary playground that speaks the language.
This is why we are excited about the chefs that are profiled in this piece. They share this passion. Rather than use twitter as simply a promotional tool for their own recipes, they see it as a meeting place where food bloggers, professional foodies, cookbook authors and specialists are happy to chat, exchange links, and bring the sizzle! So pour on the awesome sauce for these 16 Twitter Powerhouses.
Former pastry chef, now professional food stylist and photographer, Helene
A blogger for MyRecipes, Hopkins is a Twitter legend. He was one of first
A season 5 finalist of “The Next Food Network Star”, Lee is
one of the darlings of Hollywood. She has the buzz that will
likely mean big things in 2011 for her unique Korean and Southern dishes.
The author of “Quick Bites”, Bakas is a noted wine expert
and social media director for Saint Supery Vineyards
Creator of the popular recipe blog LaurasBestRecipes,
this business owner and visionary has a highly anticipated book of
As host of CiaoFlorentina.com, she provides enlightened, Twitter-licious
commentary on all things “Peace, Love and Food”. Her pasta and
Food Blog Forum, started by Jaden and Scott Hair (of Steamy Kitchen)
“Flavor profiler and culinary craftsman”, Davis’ recipes are known
throughout South East Asia and Australia. Her blog,
Lael Hazan /@educatedpalate
Authors’ Note: In case you missed it, here’s Part 12 of the series: Aaron Lee on Influence and the Future of Social Media.