It’s highly unlikely that there’s any correlation between cooking ability and Twitter prowess. Good chefs may not always be good tweeters. Fortunately for foodies who love their Twitter, though, some great chefs are also good at keeping their followers entertained in 140 or fewer characters. The eight chefs listed below are all frequent, entertaining and informative with their tweets.
1. Eric Ripert (@ericripert) – This accomplished French chef has appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and Bravo’s “Top Chef” as well as the HBO drama “Treme.” He tweets frequently about informative topics such as how to slice a mango or preserve albacore tuna.
2. Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) – Bourdain’s better known as a travel host and writer these days, but he got his start as the executive chef at Les Halles in New York City. These days, Bourdain tweets asides about his global adventures and whatever else catches his attention with all the attitude his fans have come to expect and love.
3. Hugh Acheson (@HughAcheson) – Canadian born but now firmly rooted in the American South where he lives and works, Acheson’s dry, sardonic delivery enjoyed by fans of “Top Chef” can be found on Twitter as well.
4. Amanda Freitag (@amandafreitag) – She’s one of the most popular judges on Food Network’s “Chopped,” and her friendly demeanor with fans on Twitter and willingness to answer questions about the shows in which she appears make her an entertaining chef to follow.
5. Alex Guarnaschelli (@guarnaschelli) – Guarnaschelli is chef at Butter and The Darby in New York City as well as a “Chopped” judge. Her frequent tweets about what she’s buying, cooking and eating will make followers’ mouths water and leave them inspired for their own food shopping expeditions.
6. Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) – Host of “Bizarre Foods,” Zimmern tweets not just about adventures encountered in the course of filming his show but about music, film and other interests.
7. Chris Consentino (@offalchris) – This San Francisco-based chef is known for his embrace of offal, the less-popular parts of the animal such as organs and entrails. As an adventurous and passionate advocate of what is often termed nose-to-tail cooking, his emphasis on using all the parts of the animal make him a particularly interesting chef to follow.
8. Cat Cora (@catcora) – Cora, already notable as a successful woman in a male-dominated industry, broke through another glass ceiling when she became the first female Iron Chef. Later, she was the first woman inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame.