Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cookbook review: Eat Tweet

Eat Tweet by Maureen Evans is the world's first cookbook rendered in Tweet (is that a language?), compiled from her Twitter feed, in which she Tweets entire recipes in 140 characters or less. (Follow her Twitter feed here.)

So, for example, Summer Lasaga is rendered as:
Slice eggplant&zuke/4 oz mozz; oil, s+p, broil veg. Lyr3x c TomSauce/cookdlasagnanoodle/veg/mozz/basil, +1/2c sauce&parm. h@325F.

Got that? So you'd slice eggplant and zucchini, plus 4 oz mozzarella, and broil the vegetables in oil with salt and pepper. Then you'd layer those with p tomato sauce, cooked lasagna noodles, basil, and the mozzarella, and top with parmesan. Bake one hour at 325.

If you're not fluent in Twitter abbreviations, interpreting the cookbook can be a bit of challenge. But it's fun to see recipes boiled down to their essentials (no pun intended). It's a tiny little thing, no pictures, but with a ton of great recipes--and a handy decoding chart, just in case.

It took a few minutes for my brain to settle into full decoding mode, but once it did, I really loved this cookbook. It's different, it's fun, it's little. And I'm excited to see the new recipes on her Twitter feed.

And speaking of Twitter feeds, follow mine here!

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