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Who does the Culinary World Follow?: twitter, Thomas Keller, and more

Who does the Culinary World Follow?

The culinary world is an incestuous field composed of its own heroes, villains, newbies, elders, and hidden talents.  In all fields there are certain individuals and companies that climb their way to the top or are pulled to the top.  Peering into the hub of the culinary world we learn a lot about each of these figures and companies and how their branches of relationships are influential.  These dominant figures may at times be in competition for book sales, customers, and readers, yet their entangled business and social lives reveal a respect for other professionals and elites within the field.  If you are looking to improve your skills in the kitchen, enter the culinary field yourself, or are generally more interested in learning about food and cooking, then the following twitter connections are worth checking out.  After each key figure below is a list of ten twitter accounts they follow that you may find useful.

1.  Thomas Keller (@Chef_Keller.  Chef/Owner of The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery and Ad Hoc. Publisher of Finesse Magazine.)

Keller follows an array of celebrity and staple culinary figures.

@inagarten:  Ina Garten is the author of the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks and host of Barefoot Contessa on Food Network.
@Mariobatali:  Mario Batali believes that food, like most things, is best when left to its own simple beauty.
@momofuku:  Momofuku means lucky peach.  Momofuku has restaurants in NYC, Sydney, and Toronto.
@Emeril:  Chef, Restaurateur, Entertainer, Family Man.
@GaelGreene:  NYC restaurant critic for 46 years, sybarite, author of 7 books (two best-selling novels and memoir Insatiable), co-founded Citymeals-on-Wheels with James Beard.
@Opentable:  Restaurant news, tips + more.
@beardfoundation:  The foundation's site allows foodies to keep up with the latest food trends and their favorite chefs across America.
@StateDept:  Tweets from the Secretary of State.
@CityofBevHills:  The official Twitter page for the City of Beverly Hills.
@ekaimeh:  The latest from Eli Kaimeh. Chef de Cuisine of Per Se. New York, NY.

2.  Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart.  Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.)

Martha does not follow a tremendous amount of well known celebrity chefs, companies, celebrities, politicians, or newsmakers.  A curiosity, although Martha’s company has several twitter accounts that collectively follow a range of individuals and companies.

@jamieoliver:  He is one of the world's best-loved television personalities and one of Britain's most famous exports.
@nachofigueras:  Polo player, Ralph Lauren spokesman, and family man.
@Foodimentary:  Guaranteed to pepper your day with fun food facts!
@paulbarron:  Restaurant industry guru, CEO @Foodable Network, speaker, social media mentor for restaurants.
@greenwaybarista:  David Buehrer.  Blacksmith & Greenway Coffee Company.
@gvmcmillan:  Grant McMillan.  University Registrar. Professional wood sculptor. Fly fishing fanatic. Canoe maker & paddler.
@primetimeJoey:  Joe Fusco.  Emmy winning TV producer/writer and web content provider.
@KingArthurFlour:  Offering top-quality baking recipes, flours, tools, and specialty ingredients to American bakers.
@FarmForward:  Ben Goldsmith.  Farm Forward works to promote conscientious food choices, reduce farm animal suffering, and advance sustainable agriculture.
@CherylForbergRD:  Nutritionist and James Beard award-winning Chef for The Biggest Loser, NYT bestselling author, HuffPo blogger and Urban Farmer.

3.  Rocco DiSpirito (@roccodispirito:  Chef and life long student of cuisine.)

An analysis of Rocco’s connections reveals that he follows several well known culinary figures, celebrities, athletes, and others.

@pointeviven:  Jesse Bluma.  liberating taste: Pointe Viven embodies an elevated approach to food, information, and inspiration.
@GramercyTavern:  A revival and renewal of the classic American tavern, Gramercy Tavern offers refined, seasonal cuisine from Chef Michael Anthony.
@OKMagazine:  The home of the world's leading celebrity magazine.
@Indiegogo:  The largest global crowdfunding platform. We empower people to fund what matters to them.
@RobertIrvine:  Food Network's Host of Dinner Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, and the hit show Restaurant Impossible. Owner of @RIrvinesNosh.
@EarthCam:  Webcam Technology Experts, Construction Cameras, Jobsite Monitoring & Time-Lapse Movies, Tourism Promotion, Marketing & Social Media, Live Video, Photography.
@chef_morimoto:  Chef Masaharu Morimoto—known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America—has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients.
@netanyahu:  Updates from the Likud Office of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel.
@mcuban:  Entrepreneur.
@DrWeil:  Daily information on integrative medicine, nutrition, natural health and wellbeing.

4.  Sergio Lujan Perera (@1977gastro:  Head chef at Restaurant Amalur and partner of the Amalurgroup.)

Aspiring home cooks and those interested in the artistry of food will find these connections of great use.

@MADSymposium:  A community of chefs, cooks and farmers with an appetite for knowledge.
@NordicFoodLab:  From a houseboat in Copenhagen harbour, we investigate old and new raw materials and techniques, developing knowledge and ideas for the Nordic region and the world.
@RundownLA:  The best of what's going on around L.A.
@eaterla:  The Los Angeles Restaurant, Bar and Nightlife Blog.
@Berasategui:  Spanish chef.
@CoiRestaurant:  373 Broadway, San Francisco
@STPBand:  Stone Temple Pilots
@elBulli_oficial:  A culinary foundation promoting artistry. 
@chrifrapug:  Chef and owner of Relæ in Copenhagen, Denmark.
@ReneRedzepiNoma:  Danish chef and restaurateur in Copenhagen, Denmark.

5.  Michael Chernow (@MichaelChernow:  Co-Owner of The Meatball Shop and Co author of The Meatball Shop cookbook.)

Michael may have some of the most diverse twitter resources and accounts.  Food.  Fashion.  Fun.

@MyriadRestGroup:  Own @TribecaGrill | @NobuNYC | @NobuFiftySeven1 | @NobuOldParkLane| @CrushWineCo.
@LAMagFood:  L.A. food + dining coverage.
@IsaWythe:  Restaurant at 348 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
@MarcJacobsIntl:  Clothing.
@facebook:  Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.
@jcrew:  Clothing store.
@PlanchaTacos:  8250 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles.
@Cosmopolitan_LV:  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a unique luxury resort overlooking the heart of The Strip.
@wholefoodsnyc:  Food markets.
@Nigella_Lawson:  Cook and author from the United Kingdom.

6.  Whole Foods Market  (@WholeFoods:  A natural foods chain supermarket.)

Whole Foods follows tend to be health, gourmet, and celebrity chef related.  Additionally, the twitter master at Whole Foods does a good job following many customers.  A lesson many companies and high stature figures on twitter should copy to better public relations.

@Lizzyfit:  Health & Medical reporter.
@SAVEURMAG:  Savoring a world of authentic cuisine.
@AMNH:  The American Museum of Natural History.
@fandw:  On a mission to find the most exciting places, new experiences, emerging trends and sensations.
@GoneCrackers:  Committed to making the best tasting wheat-free and gluten-free baked goods.
@Raytheon:  Raytheon is an international defense tech company.
@amandafreitag:  Chef extraordinaire and TV personality.
@Chop_Butchery:  A small neighborhood butcher shop and a USDA facility to make salami in the city of Portland.
@BobsRedMill:  Employee-owned, stone milling manufacturer of whole grain and gluten free flours, cereals and baking mixes.
@offalchris:  Celebrity chef and likes to cook and eat pig.

7.  Lucky Supermarkets (@Lucky:  A family-owned, full service grocery chain.)

Lucky has some of the best twitter posts.  Much of their content is useful and interactive.  Their twitter follows are pretty basic, sticking mostly to the products in their stores.

@Sprite:  Soda drink.
@Limoneira:  Agribusiness Company.
@RCR31JeffBurton:  Jeff Burton.  Race car driver.
@austindillon3:  NASCAR driver.
@Spices4Health:  McCormick spices
@American_Heart:  American Heart Association
@OrganicValley:  A cooperative of over 1,800 organic family farms, doing real good, from the ground up.
@Crest:  Tooth and oral care products.
@SaveMart:  Own Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, and FoodMaxx supermarkets.
@WineBrindis:  Import wines from wineries hidden away within the rustic surroundings of Argentina’s beautiful old world style agriculture and towering Andes mountains.

8.  Erik Lorincz (@ErikLorincz:  World champion mixologist.)

If you are looking for the best in mixology, new ideas, and inspiration, then you may wish to follow some of these resources.

@SimonJFord:  Co-Founder of The 86 Co, maker of Fords Gin, spirits educator.
@maxologist:  Massimo La Rocca.  SPIRIT World Class Ambassador for Western Europe, Masterclasses, Guest Bartending.
@LuisUrreaG:  Resident award winning cigar sommelier for the exclusive evenings at The Cigar Room.
@ZdenekKastanek:  Bartender.
@Mixology:  Mixology is a trade magazine for the bar and beverage industry based in Berlin, Germany.
@ULuvkaVodka:  Winner of over 47 International Gold Medals, recreated from a legendary alchemical vodka produced for the 16th century Polish Royal Court.
@addiechinn:  Addie Chinn.  Captain of The Boilermaker. Writer, photographer, and all-round drinkophile.
@Archangelsshare:  Alexandre Vingtier.  The spirit specialist in France : whisky, cognac, calvados, rhum... Consultant, expert taster, author and journalist.

9.  VeeV Spirits (@VEEV:  VeeV® is the world's 1st carbon neutral spirit.)

VeeV began in 2007 by the Reum brothers, based on the acai berry.  Their brand of organic and social conscious products has enjoyed much success.  The word VeeV is a Latin reference to living life.  Hmm...sounds familiar.  In fact, our kindred names may be one reason they follow me on twitter.

@pointeviven:  Jesse Bluma.  liberating taste: Pointe Viven embodies an elevated approach to food, information, and inspiration.
@latimesfood:  News, recipes, and reviews.
@ferrariwine:  Green Design & Wine Lifestyle.
@CSchicagosocial:  The news, tips and secrets to luxury living in Chicago.
@klout:  Measures social media influence.
@Audi: Luxery brand automobiles.
@curtis_stone:  Chef and cookbook author from Melbourne, Australia.
@hootsuite:  Social media management tool.
@LAist:  Los Angeles Blog.
@ChefChiarello:  Chef, restaurateur, winemaker, husband, father, and tastemaker
in St. Helena, CA.

 10.  All-Clad (@AllClad:  Metalcrafters for kitchenwares.)

All-Clad follows an impressive list of twitter accounts for home cooks and chefs of all talent and skills ranges.  You may wish to follow some of them yourself.

@roccodispirito:  Chef and life long student of cuisine.
@jacquestorres:  MrChocolate, Master Pastry Chef, Meilleurs Ouvrier de France (MOF), Dean of Pastry Arts at The International Culinary Center, Chocolatier Owner @JacquesTorresNY.
@CaWalnuts:  Updates about the health and benefits of walnuts.
@chefanneburrell:  Chef - Food Network personality.
@grlldcheesetruk:   Chef driven grilled cheese.
@DanielBoulud:  Born in Lyon, cooks in NYC @Daniel_E65thNYC, @CafeBouludNY,@BarBouludNY, @BouludSud, @dbBistroNYC, @DBGBKitchenBar.
@WSnatick:  Williams-Sonoma cookware store in Natick Mall.
@TestKitchen:  America’s Test Kitchen develops foolproof recipes that work every time.
@TheChefFabio:  Fabio Capparelli.  Accomplished chef, trained at CIA and worked under Roy Yamaguchi and Laurent Tourondel. Currently, Executive Chef at cityhouse New York.
@chefmikeanthony:  Executive Chef-Partner of Gramercy Tavern.

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