What's your best tweet?
What are six things you could never do without?
A cast-iron skillet, chef's knife, farmer's markets, fresh seafood, dark chocolate and a clean kitchen.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I keep my 9 to 5 separate from Twitter. I use Twitter to promote my food blog & cooking adventures, hopefully leading to a 2nd career.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetdeck for desktop and Twicca for my phone and tablet.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter is more fun & interactive. Facebook will always remain a way to stay connected with close friends and family though.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
. I have seen some disastrous dishes tweeted, especially around the holidays!
What feature should Twitter add?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Julia Childs. How epic would that have been?!
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Any of my favorite chefs. Tyler Florence, Mario Batali, G. Garvin, Bobby Flay. I'd love their feedback on my dishes and food questions.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Too many to list. Generally people who are rude or annoying, and those who retweet people/trends I'm not interested in.
Why should we vote for you?
I'm changing the way people look at food by introducing them to new ingredients & techniques, and inspiring them to be better home cooks.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I've been lucky to interact with quite a few young entrepreneurs who also used Twitter and other social media as a starting point.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#Kitchenista is the new foodie. I also like to think I'm helping bring back #SundayDinner
How do you make your tweets unique?
I seal them with a kiss, naturally.
What inspires you to tweet?
My followers. So many of them have a genuine interest in food & cooking. It's fun to interact with them; we all learn together.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
No, but I get called out for making people hungry in the middle of the night with #foodporn
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Be yourself. Focus on tweeting interesting content; the followers will come. Mind your manners. Avoid #TeamFollowBack
at all costs.
How long can you go without a tweet?
I take breaks but usually no more than a few days at a time.
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I hope to see more people use it as a space to promote positive platforms, especially among young folks.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@FeministaJones. She's inspired me to reach my personal best and start my own trends. Easily one of the most dynamic people I've met here.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@JeanGreasy, one of my favorite mc's (and I hear she's a foodie!)
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's only about following celebrity gossip or people posting hourly updates of the mundane details of their day.
Why should people follow you?
, great recipes, down to earth advice about how to cook for all different kinds of lifestyles.
How do you decide what to tweet?
Usually I've just cooked something awesome that I want to share with my timeline. I let food inspire my tweets.
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
I share recipes, tips and answer questions about cooking at home with an emphasis on putting a gourmet twist on healthy comfort foods.
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
I don't live near family, so although I don't get to cook for them often it's awesome they can still see what I'm up to in the kitchen.
Why'd you start tweeting?
Facebook was getting old and I wanted to check out what everybody had been talking about...I was late jumping onto the twitter bandwagon.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Absolutely. It's challenged me to put myself out there & share my culinary journey. It can be intimidating but I've truly blossomed here.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
More of lifting each other up and less of putting others down. There's so many people here to learn if you approach them the right way.
How will the world change in the next year?
People will be paying more attention to legislation that affects the way we shop for food and feed our families. #RightToKnow #GMOs
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
and trying to pass it off as #FoodPorn
, spamming people with music links, retweeting retweets & compliments.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Aren't we approaching Singularity? Maybe we can grow KitchenAid attachments for our arms or some other crazy shit like that.