I was turned on to twecipes by @chefmarksmith on Twitter. Twecipes are recipes given in 140 characters or less. That’s it -- an entire recipe in the length of a sentence or two. Challenging, but fun.
Here’s a sampling of twecipes I found on Twitter.
- Melitzanosalata: Greece. Broil med eggplant black; peel. Beat w dash salt/clv garlic; slowly+4T olvoil/3T wine vinegar. Chill2h. Srv w pita. @cookbook
- Fruit Salad - Toss 1pt raspberries + blueberries 1/2lb pitted bing cherries 2 oranges sectioned 2T grappa refreshing for a hot day! @marthastewart (Yes, THE Martha Stewart embracing the twecipe)
- Dice potatoes+and fry lightly w'sage.When crisped add more sage+h'made tomato sauce (prev twecipe).W' chorizo picante+steamed green beans. @CookingforBoys
- saute 2/3 onions in butter, add garlic, add large aub (or2),add 400g chopped toms, veg stock, 400g kidney beans simmer 40min @betsybeth
Cup = C (example 2 1/2 cups would be 2.5C in twecipe lingo)
Dash of salt and pepper = dshS&P
Vegan = vgn
Extra virgin olive oil = evOO or xvOO
Banana = bana
Grate = gr8
Bake at 350 degrees = Bke350
Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour = N fridg 4 +/-1hr
Why cook by twecipe when you can get an entire, detailed recipe from a food site or a cookbook? For the fun of it.
Do you have any experience with twecipes? Have you cooked by one? Do you know of a Twitter user who tweets twecipes? Let us know in the comments, please.