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A certain segment of the Seattle-area food community lives out loud on Twitter, and I can't get enough. I laugh my fucking


Seattle's Top 10 Food-Loving Tweeters

Follow these people!

A certain segment of the Seattle-area food community lives out loud on Twitter, and I can't get enough. I laugh my fucking ass off at many of the 140-character observations/rants/exchanges between food-savvy folks, and often jump in the fray.

Why, just the other day, a few Tweets resulted in my meeting some fellow Tweeps for an impromptu chicken-gizzard chowdown at Pike Place Market. That's my kind of grease-splattered (see photo on the jump) social networking!! (My Twitter handle's @LeslieDines, in case you want to join the conversation and possible meal/drink/rumble that result in a flurry of Tweets.)

Here's the short list of the most prolific, profane, and profound Seattle food peeps on Twitter. Feel free to add your suggestions to these mixed nuts.

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Photo by Leslie Kelly
I love Twitter because it sometimes results in impromptu "meat"-ups like this poultry feed from Chicken Valley at Pike Place Market.

1. @MarcSeattle is like the Henny Youngman of the Twitterverse. He's fast and funny, volleying ba-da-boom one-liners among his friends/fans/followers, and he knows a whole hell of a lot about food. Just ask him.

2. @ChefReinvented, aka Becky Selengut, warns potential followers of her love of cuss words on her profile: potty-mouth problem. Keep serving up those four-letter words, baby! Recent Tweet: When people call you "prolific," it really means you either breed like a rabbit or never shut the fuck up.

3. @LovelyLanvin keeps us well-fed with loads of links to juicy shots of food porn. Thanks, Shirley!

4. @CakeSpy is so damn sweet without the cloying aftertaste. Artist Jessie Oleson's got more than 8,000 followers, and she shares with them all sorts of tasty adventures. Recent Tweet: At Keane's Bakery in Pleasantville, N.Y., they make "crumb board" (basically crumb cake on pie crust). Awesome!

5. Speaking of adventures, @SaltySeattle's naughty, and not afraid to show it! Recent Tweet: I'm pulling out of this slippery cave before I get too wet! Kisses, loves (& u know where my mouth's been).

6. @Herbguy is Ron Zimmerman is the co-owner of the Northwest's destination-dining haute spot, The Herbfarm. Herbguy's got more than 5,000 followers who eat up the more than 17,000 Tweets he has served. Recent Tweet: TULIP petals are edible: here's how to make our RED TULIP SORBET.

7. @LisaKNakamura keeps us up to speed on all the news on Orcas Island, where she owns the lovely Allium and beyond. Recent Tweet: Does anyone else get creeped out that Costco sells caskets?

8. @SeattleBonVivant is an amazing photographer/culinary mover & shaker who generously shares her food-centric world view with her 4,600-plus followers. Recent Tweet: the next best thing to eating lunch at @revelseattle is having the short rib rice bowl leftovers for dinner. miam miam.

9. @SurlyGourmand always makes me giggle. Recent Tweet: Sweaty, room-temperature sushi is a bad sign. By "sign" I mean "projectile diarrhea inducer."

10. @ChrisNishiwaki is the quintessential man-about-town, posting his nightly cocktail crawls and snackage reports with unfettered glee and an iron liver. Yet he never, ever bitches about hangovers. Recent Tweet: Big Time Brewery & Alehouse got me through college. Tonight, it's an education on its own. Perspective IPA & Trombipulator Belgian Triple.

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