a twitter cookbook. Are you kidding me? It’s like Maureen Evans, author of Eat Tweet, has had both my favorite worlds collide: Twitter and Cooking! One of its kind, Eat Tweet brings together the short and sweet (sometimes!) words of the Twitter limits (140 characters for those Twitter virgins), and rewrites recipes using acronyms, abbreviations and symbols to represent her style of cooking.


This might not be a cookbook for everyone, but surely it’s a small cookbook that will get your guests talking. Preferring the simpler recipes over the full main dishes and baked goods, it’s a fun book to explore, as well as you’ll admired Maureen’s ability to turn full recipes into a square no larger than 1 inch by 1 inch on paper. Sure, she saves enough trees, but I’m more of a baker/cook that likes the step by step instructions. Details and technicalities help a reader understand the recipe a little better and allows for a more predictable outcome. Now, if you like to to be an adventurer and explore Eat Tweet’s recipes, allowing for a margin of error due to short instructions, check it out. Then again, I’ve erred many a time by following a recipe with 54 steps. Sometimes, we just need to let go of the set of instructions and feel the ingredients, letting them guide you.

Eat Tweet is composed of 1,020 recipes from the Twitter community. Not only does it have recipes in between it’s small blue covers, but there are tips, techniques, charts on tools and even food and wine pairing suggestions. The chapters it covers are: Basics (such as condiments and sauces); Breads & Savory Pies; Breakfast; Soups & Salads; Hor D’Oeuvres; Vegetables; Noodles & Pasta; Mains; Desserts; and Drinks. An incredibly vast variety of recipes, that will keep you entertained for hours, even if you’re only reading and deciphering them.

Tweet Eat Tweet’s author Maureen Evans at @cookbook on Twitter your favorite recipe and check out some new ones on the website Eat Tweet. You can also purchase the book on Amazon.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on Cooking with Books are my own and based on testing and/or personal experience. I was sent the book free of charge, although not monetarily compensated for a positive review.

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  1. Say whaaatt. Very cool idea and even more fun for a tweet heart!

  2. This is AWESOME!!!! What a fun idea for us twitteraholics! 😉 Hugs, Terra

  3. Hahah. That is awesome. Love the idea. Wonder how it will do. Definitely gotta check it out.

  4. Hi, Nelly! I’m not a Twitterer, but I’ll try to keep this under 140 characters… 🙂 What a creative cookbook idea. LOVED your chocolate post. And pumpkin butter salad dressing? Fantastic!