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Comedian/actor/comic book enthusiast Patton
initiated a series of amusing tweets under the "hippie threats"
hashtag: "I have come here to kick ass and eat locally. And
these mung beans are from outside a 50 mile radius
Zach Zamboni (@zachzamboni), a
cameraman for Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, offers
entertaining behind-the-scenes insights about the show. He had a
bit of a close call with a cobra in Malaysia:"Escaped death by
cobra, ran a kilometer backwards, sweated like a bastard, ate a
fish head, drank beer. This is life with @NoReservations."
Take a look.
Foodimentary (@Foodimentary) is
full of fun food facts and quality food quotes. On the 200th
birthday of one Charles Dickens, Foodimentary scored points with
this reflection on literature and chips (fries): "Charles
Dickens was 1st to mention chips in a book 'Husky chips of
potatoes, fried' Tale of 2 Cities, 1859."
The only fictional Twitter persona to win a James Beard Award,
Ruth Bourdain (@RuthBourdain) is an
unholy mashup of Ruth Reichl and Tony Bourdain. Here's one of the
tamer entries: "Fat isn't bad, stupid is bad. And yet,
this braised pork belly is stupid phat."
The Twitterverse had plenty of commentary to offer on
Valentine's day and restaurants. Carly Castle (@CarlyCastle):
"My plans for tonight involve going to fancy restaurants
& slipping fake engagement rings into a lotta girls' champagne
glasses." Sixth Form Poet (@sixthformpoet):
"On Valentine's Day, restaurants are like chess clubs;
tables for two, agonising silence, psychological warfare and far
too many stalemates."
Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBRien) spent
the week describing and taking pictures of his lunch. A few
highlights: "Today's lunch: Turkey patty, garlic broccolini,
and roasted veggies. Not pictured: Boston cream pie with
mayo." and "Today's lunch: a chicken tostada salad and
homemade sangria I poured into a Vitamin Water bottle." With
slightly terrifying photo.
It wouldn't be Twitter without repetition of trending topics ad
nauseum. Gothamist (@Gothamist)
fuels a nation's rabid Linsanity with a report that "Shake
Shack has gone LINsane! They're now serving up Jeremy Lin-Mint
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