|Twittering Away About Food, Restaurants and 140-Character Recipes.|
By Brad Nelson
Friday, 15th May 2009
The food world has always been a place for idea sharing and discussions of "what's next?" Now, there is a whole community dedicated to thoughtful blasts of all subjects imaginable.
I joined the social media site Twitter.com recently. I was unsure of the response I might get or if people were interested in reading anything in just 140 characters. Does this make me a foodtwit? If I am, there are thousands like me out there with a lot of great things to say.
I recently tweeted about breakfast and bar food. I was curious about what breakfast items were on peoples minds? I was amazed at how quickly responses came in extolling the virtues of breakfast from pancakes to granola. Can you write a recipe in 140 spaces? Tell me how I did with the flatbread dough recipe I tweeted on May 5. Attached are a few flatbreads you can make once the dough is mastered!
Twitter is an extension of this column and I hope it to be a good way to conduct a dialogue on food, hotels, and places to see. Not everything will be insightful or interesting to all, but follow me on twitter.com/chefnb and join the discussion!
Brad Nelson is the vice president culinary and corporate chef of Marriott International, he has worked to build an international culinary team that continues to raise the bar in dining. He takes his respect for nature's simple, clean flavors and instill it into the philosophy of the numerous kitchens he oversees.