Brwn,rmv1/2c lardon, 2lb beef,carrot&onion.Flr,s+p. 8min@450°F; +2c pinot &Stock/T tompaste/BqtGrni. Cvr3h@325°F. Recognize the recipe? For those of you who haven't delved into the world of Twitter, those scant 140 characters were a pared-down version of Julia Child's bœuf bourguignon, courtesy of recipe tweeter Maureen Evans, better known as @cookbook.
For the past few years Evans has been translating complex recipes into tiny tweets, and has recently released a pocket-sized cookbook, Eat Tweet, containing many of her miniaturized creations. The book's 258 pages (including an intro from The New York Times's Frank Bruni, an index, and a comprehensive Twitter glossary) feature a whopping 1,020 recipes, including everything from basic poached eggs—In skillet, simmer2"h2o/ t salt/2T vinegr; +1-4egg one at a time. Cvr offheat 4m formed(-/+m for soft/firm); spoon out. to much more complex recipes such as this chocolate mousse: Beat4eggwht. Gently mlt7oz drkchoc;slowly + 3T buttr&hot h2o&espresso. Cool slightly; mix+4yolk. Fold all; chill2h.
This weekend we are giving away five (5) copies of Eat Tweet. Five lucky winners will be chosen at random to receive a copy of the book. All you have to do is respond to the following query in the comments below:
Give us your best recipe in 140 characters or less.
Contest will end and comments will close at noon EST, Monday, October 11, 2010. One entry per community member. Winners are limited to residents of the continental U.S. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.