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The Top Twenty Foodies to Follow on Twitter

The Top Twenty Foodies to Follow on Twitter

If you are a food/cooking enthusiast and a Twitter follower, there are some great chefs and foodies that you should be following. These feeds offer some great information and advice that make them must follows on the popular social media service. You can pick up some neat tips and tricks or maybe even a new recipe to try.

Twitter has a lot of information for whatever you are into, and there are plenty of great cooking and food related people to follow so we figured we would make a nice list of some of the best chefs on Twitter. There are many more you can find if you just look, but these 20 stood out to us right off the bat, either because we are familiar with them or we recommend them because they provide some tasty nuggets of info.





Steve Jobs Cheese Head

Steve Jobs Cheese Head

Try Spicy Steve Nachos, iPad Thai and an Apple Cheese Plate
and pay homage to the greatest consumer electronics company of all time.

OK, I admit to being a Mac Fanboy. I've got a MacBook, an iPhone and I'll be first in line for a new iPad when it hits the shelves.

But I'm also a foodie with time on his hands. So what better way to show appreciation for my much-loved Apple products than to create a tasty sculpture in the form of Apple's venerable leader?

And with Apple's latest blockbuster product launch just around the corner, I figured that my iPad Launch Party would be the perfect place for the unveiling. You ARE going to an iPad launch party, aren't you?





Calories in the USA: An Interactive Overview

Calories in the USA: An Interactive Overview

Americans are obsessed with calories — counting them, burning them and searching for new ways to avoid them. And yet, over the last four decades, we've increased our caloric consumption by nearly thirty percent.

Why has this happened? What accounts for this increase? Are other countries experiencing the same thing?





Hammy the Hamster Goes Organic

Hammy the Hamster Goes Organic

Does organic food really taste better?

At TheCooksDen, we decided to apply the scientific method to that important question. We brought in an unbiased test subject — one who has superior taste buds, is unaffected by marketing hype, and is unafraid to express her opinions publicly.

Meet Hammy the Hamster. Hammy was kind enough to participate in hours ...





Smith’s Pull Through Knife Sharpener

Carbide & Ceramic Stones, Fixed at Correct Angle

Smith’s Pull Through Knife Sharpener | Carbide & Ceramic Stones, Fixed at Correct Angle

The trickiest part of sharpening knives is getting the angle of your knife edge correct. Sharpening experts use waterstones and glide their knives over them freehand, relying on years of experience to get the angle right. For the rest of us, the pull-through sharpener can be a big frustration-saver.

Using one is simple -- just put ...





Smith’s Knife Sharpening Stone

Combination Fine, Coarse Diamond Sharpener

Smith’s Knife Sharpening Stone | Combination Fine, Coarse Diamond Sharpener

I've had the chance to review several Smith's sharpening products recently and I must say I've been quite pleased with them. These products are not going to be the glamour tools of your kitchen, but they are simple to use, are well-thought out and effective.

This combo diamond sharpening stone is a ...





Smith’s Ceramic Sharpening Rod

Smooth Oval Honing Steel

Smith’s Ceramic Sharpening Rod | Smooth Oval Honing Steel

Looking for a quick primer on honing and steeling? Check out our review of Smith's Diamond Sharpening Rod before continuing with this review.

Done? Great, let's talk about this ceramic sharpening rod from Smith's. It features a lot of what we like in a sharpening rod -- the surface is smooth, long ...





Smith’s Diamond Sharpening Rod

Best Honing Steel | 10 Inch Oval

Smith’s Diamond Sharpening Rod | Best Honing Steel | 10 Inch Oval

A thirty-second lesson on knife sharpening before we dive in on this Smith's sharpening rod -- if you've got a decent set of kitchen knives, you'll want to keep them in good shape by frequently using a steel on them, and periodically sharpening them. Steeling realigns your edges after everyday use, while ...





Best Food Movies: The Culinary Cinema Awards

Best Food Movies: The Culinary Cinema Awards

TheCooksDen.com is Proud to AnnounceThe Winners of the Culinary Cinema Awards

Coinciding with this year's Academy Awards, TheCooksDen is proud to announce the winners of its All-Time Culinary Cinema Awards. These awards honor great movies that include food as a central component in their theme, ...





Most Disturbing Food Movie

Most Disturbing Food Movie

The Most Disturbing Food Movies - a category in TheCooksDen's Culinary Cinema Awards.

Runners-Up301/302 - What sort of warped mind pits a gourmet chef's skills against an anorexic and then turns the whole thing into a bizarre sex/murder thriller? If you like that sort of thing, and ...





Best Documentary Food Movie

Best Documentary Food Movie

The Best Documentary Food Movies - a category in TheCooksDen's Culinary Cinema Awards.
Runners-UpAll in This Tea - Do you love tea or do you sometimes wonder what all the fuss is about? The filmmakers of All in this Tea clearly fall into the former category. You'll be amazed at the multi-cultural devotion to this hot beverage, ...





Best Food Movie

Best Food Movie

The Best Food Movies - a category in TheCooksDen's Culinary Cinema Awards.

Runners-UpBig Night - Movies that gradually build toward a final, over-the-top feast are not uncommon. But this one so perfectly contrasts its grand meal with the simplicity of a single fried egg. That alone will leave you grabbing for your apron and a ...





Best Leading Actor in a Food Movie

Best Leading Actor in a Food Movie

The Best Leading Actor in a Food Movie - a category in TheCooksDen's Culinary Cinema Awards.
Runners-UpPierre Richard in A Chef in Love - An excellent performance from Pierre Richard in a sweeping tale of love, war, and several delicious looking feasts. Richard is best known for his fifty-year career in French comedies.

Bernard Giraudeau in ...





Best On-Screen Feast

Best Movie Meal

Best On-Screen Feast | Best Movie Meal

The Best On-Screen Feast - a category in TheCooksDen's Culinary Cinema Awards.
Runners-UpBig Night - For two hours we anticipate the arrival of the incomparable Louis Prima. Instead we're treated to a visual feast followed by a subtle tale of food as therapy. Not to be missed.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - The ...





Best Leading Actress in a Food Movie

Best Leading Actress in a Food Movie

The Best Leading Actress in a Food Movie - a category in TheCooksDen's Culinary Cinema Awards.
Runners-UpKeri Russell in Waitress - Keri will single-handedly make you a believer in the transcendent powers of pie. A charming movie no doubt, and one that will make you hungry, but it's Ms. Russell that steals the show.

Martina ...





Sexiest Food Movie

Sexiest Food Movie

The Sexiest Food Movies - a category in TheCooksDen's Culinary Cinema Awards.
Runners-UpWoman on Top - You could put Penelope Cruz in just about any movie and it'd rise to the top of most Sexy Movie Lists. But make her a top chef and you've got the foodie vote as well. Even ...





Best Restaurant Industry Movie

Best Restaurant Industry Movie

The Best Restaurant Industry Movie - a category in TheCooksDen's Culinary Cinema Awards.

Runners-UpEat This New York - An engaging look at the uphill battle of two Big Apple Restaurateur wannabes. Sure, they don't have a chance. But it's fun to watch them try. And more fun to hear the interspersed success stories of others ...





Funniest Food Movie

Funniest Food Movie

The Funniest Food Movies - a category in TheCooksDen's Culinary Cinema Awards.

Runners-UpWho Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? - A must-see for any true food-movie devotee. It's only slightly dated, even if it never was THAT funny. George Segal and Jacqueline Bisset are at the peak of ...





CooksDen Culinary Cinema Awards Summary

CooksDen Culinary Cinema Awards Summary

CooksDen.com is proud to present its All-Time Culinary Cinema Awards. These awards recognize the best in food-themed movie-making. Below is a summary of all movies honored in these awards.

Culinary Cinema Awards Provided by CooksDen.com

Enjoy the list, share with friends, and be sure to let us know what you think.





Grilled Fresh Oysters + Herb Chevre

Easy Recipe

Grilled Fresh Oysters + Herb Chevre | Easy Recipe

I always think of oysters as a special-occasion dish only. But here's an easy recipe for a romantic oyster dinner for two. No special occasion required.

Ingredients:

Oysters:

12 oysters, shucked (see note)

Herb Chevre:

5 1/2 ounces soft chevre
3 tablespoons mixed herbs, finely chopped (chives, tarragon, dill and chervil)
freshly ground pepper

Parma Ham:

6 slices of Parma ham

To Serve:

12 sprigs of chervil

Directions:

Herb Chevre: Mix the chevre, ...





Norway Wins Bocuse D’Or Gold Medal. Had Unfair Advantage?

Norway Wins Bocuse D’Or Gold Medal. Had Unfair Advantage?

The prestigious Bocuse D'Or competition has just wrapped up in Lyon, France, with a team from Norway emerging as the Gold Medal winners.

Named for legendary French Chef Paul Bocuse, the Bocuse D'or is a two-day competition which pits a single team from each qualifying country against each other. Organizers call it the Olympics of cooking. Teams are ...





The Most Extravagant Dinner Parties in History

The Most Extravagant Dinner Parties in History

I'll have the Ostrich Brain and the Exploding Breast Cake, Please
Before you splurge on that Super Bowl Party, or make arrangements for that lavish Oscars Dinner, keep in mind that you can go TOO far in your quest to impress friends and neighbors. Below, read ten examples of hosts that got caught up in the excitement of party planning and ...





Dreaming of Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain and Slow Food

Dreaming of Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain and Slow Food

I've been patiently reading and listening to the debate surrounding Alice Waters' letter to Obama, encouraging him to further the cause of "slow food," but now it's time to ask a question of my own.

How exactly has Ms. Waters become as polarizing as a head of overpriced Whole Foods arugula? You may believe that her Chez ...





Best Food Processor

KitchenAid #KFP750 Review | 12 Cup – Black, White, Chrome

Best Food Processor | KitchenAid #KFP750 Review | 12 Cup – Black, White, Chrome

Best Food Processor | KitchenAid #KFP750 Review | 12 Cup - Black, White, Chrome

Yes, I know there are some people out there that prefer using a knife to pushing a button. But what are you going to do when you've got a ton of chopping to do, the kids want ...





Jar Jar Binks Jicama Salad

Jar Jar Binks Jicama Salad

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