Twitter is today’s social networking source for real time worldwide news, fast facts, trends of interest and a direct connect with the rest of the world. Being a “follower” on Twitter allows you to find out what’s happening across the globe or down the street. There are literally millions of Twitter accounts to access, so how do you sift through all of them to find who most resonates with you and your tastes? Check out this list of top food personalities in Los Angeles on Twitter. These foodies, chefs and local bloggers have a lot to say about the City of Angels through food.
Known for its fashionable blog, Eater LA, @eaterla sends out daily tweets about new restaurants and bars, trends in food (they broke the story of the Sprinkles ATM vending machine in L.A.), chef profiles, and the unfortunate restaurant closings. Their coverage spans from Baldwin Hills to Silver Lake and from Koreatown to Malibu. Check them out to find listings of restaurants by neighborhood or cuisine, or peruse the “Heat Maps” for eating and drinking to find out what’s hot right now. If you’re looking for tried and true staples, view the Eater’s 38, which provides Angelenos with a growing list of local favorites.
Self-described as a “foodie to the core,” Diane Wagner, who pens the delicious blog, DeathbedFood, tweets several times a day. From chocolate to wine to not-to-be-missed local food festivals, @DeathbedFood takes you with Wagner as she explores LA’s food scene. She has a knack for sharing and finding incredible dining experiences and gets to know those rock star chefs. You’ll feel like you are sitting at her table every time you check your Twitter feed.
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Krista Simmons’ Twitter account profile describes her persona to a T: “Eater. Drinker. Wanderer. Writer.” Her way with words and fresh style motivate you to discover what is new in Los Angeles. Simmons also invites you into her kitchen, as she often tries recipes and gives you her first-hand experience. Simmons tackles more than the hot bars and restaurants in town, and you will find that she is up on the latest food news including the controversial fois gras debacle. Need more food cred before you’ll be convinced to follow? Simmons is a judge on Season 4 of “Top Chef Masters” and is the food editor at LAist, as well.
You probably recognize Lisa McRee from her days anchoring “Good Morning America.” After leaving GMA, she struggled with weight gain and lack of confidence, but that all changed after losing 30+ pounds. Today, McRee is the ultimate advocate for smart and healthy eating. She tweets deliciously healthy recipes with fantastic lower in fat and lower in sugar alternative ingredients. If you’re looking for a little inspiration along your weight loss journey, her blog is a must-see as well––it provides tips on healthy grocery shopping habits, cooking tools and weight loss strategies.
The Farmers Market Fairy is a dream come true for many Angelenos. Linda scours the best L.A. farmers markets and hand selects fresh produce, meat and fish, then personally delivers the goods to her clients’ homes. By following @farmersmktfairy, you will definitely be in the know for choice farm selections (think Harry’s Berries for the perfect strawberry or grapes from Scott Farms) and recipes for any at-home chef. She shows you, via Twitter photos, the most gorgeous produce and offers useful tips about how to best choose and store your produce.
This culinary event company based in Torrance is led by chef and founder Melanie Barsuk, who creates a tweet haven for at-home foodies. From the quick, healthy lunch tweet featuring shaved fennel, cucumber, tomato and white beans to the tip about simply adding #RedChili flakes for flavor, to a delicious and easy way to make Black Bean #Pistou at home, @SimpleGourmetLA is fresh with ideas to change up your palette.
Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.