Ever wanted to know your favorite #foodie TV host twitter feed?

Here you go. Everyone on the Food Network and their Twitter feeds….

 

Sunny Anderson
Twitter: @SunnyAnderson

Anne Burrell
Twitter: @chefanneburrell

Scott Conant
Twitter: @conantnyc
Instagram: @conantnyc

Giada De Laurentiis
Twitter: @GDeLaurentiis
Instagram: @giadadelaurentiis

Bobby Deen
Twitter: @thedeenbros
Instagram: @bobbydeen

Tyler Florence
Twitter: @tylerflorence
Instagram: @tylerflorence

Marc Forgione
Twitter: @marcforgione

Chef Michael Bennett
@michaelinmiami

Amanda Freitag
Twitter: @amandafreitag

Alex Guarnaschelli
Twitter: @guarnaschelli
Instagram: @guarnaschelli

Robert Irvine
Twitter: @robertirvine

Katie Lee
Twitter: @katieleekitchen
Instagram: @katieleekitchen

Jeff Mauro
Twitter: @jeffmauro
Instagram: @jeffmauro

Masaharu Morimoto
Twitter: @chef_morimoto

Marc Murphy
Twitter: @chefmarcmurphy

Marcus Samuelsson
Twitter: @marcuscooks
Instagram: @marcuscooks

Rachel Ray
Twitter: @rachelray

Aarón Sánchez
Twitter: @Chef_Aaron

Chris Santos
Twitter: @SantosCooks

Michael Symon
Twitter: @chefsymon
Instagram: @chefsymon

Geoffrey Zakarian
Twitter: @gzchef
Instagram: @gzchef

Alfred Portale
Twitter: @alfredportale

Debi Mazar
Twitter: @debimazar
Instagram: @debimazar

Gabriele Corcos
Twitter: @thetuscangun
Instagram: @thetuscangun

Emeril Lagasse
Twitter: @Emeril

Kelsey Nixon
Twitter: @kelseynixon
Instagram: @kelseynixon

Mo Rocca
Twitter: @MoRocca

Jose Andres
Twitter: @chefjoseandres
Instagram: @chefjoseandres

Daniel Boulud
Twitter: @DanielBoulud

Anthony Bourdain
Twitter: @Bourdain
Instagram: @AnthonyBourdain

Jeni Britton Bauer
Twitter: @jenisplendid
Instagram: @jenibrittonbauer

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Another great review of In the Land of Misfits, Pirates and Cooks Gluten free cookbook.

Another great review of In the Land of Misfits, Pirates and Cooks Gluten free cookbook..

 

Another great review of In the Land of Misfits, Pirates and Cooks Gluten free cookbook.

5.0 out of 5 stars Explore an approach to Caribbean tastes in your own Gluten-free kitchen. 

By Craig Matteson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Michael Bennett provides us a very interesting approach to a Gluten-free, Caribbean-American style that will help us enjoy our foods with new tastes, new sauces, and a broadened spice palette. Unless you already cook in an exotic, Gluten-free Caribbean style, I think you will find a lot in this book that will be new, exciting, and fresh.

His focus is on the kinds of popular dishes he served as a chef. These dishes are not complex to prepare, but they do use all kinds of sauces. The Gluten free recipes for the sauces, rubs, marinades, and components of the dishes make up the majority of recipes in the book, then when he provides the recipes for the main dishes you simply include the sauces and components as needed. They make cooking the main dish much more understandable and, well, simple.

Another advantage of having these sauces, rubs, and marinades as separate recipes is that you can, on your own, use them in your own creations. Just using them with your chicken, pork, or seafood will really brighten your day.

The book has some very nice pictures of Caribbean scenes as well as colorful photos of many of the dishes. I always like seeing pictures of what it is the dish I am attempting should look like after I prepare it. Presentation matters.

The author also provides some really nice background on the Caribbean culture, cuisine, and insights into the dishes. The ingredient lists are clear and he helpfully tells you where to get most of the ingredients. His instructions on how to prepare the dishes are also clear and helpful. He also provides boxes with bonus insights into uses for the dish or to help you better understand the ingredients.

If you are interested in exploring a gluten-free food styling of Caribbean tastes and smells, this is a fine port of call.

Reviewed by Craig Matteson, Ann Arbor, MI
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HOW TO: Get Journalists to Tell Your Story

This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum.

Any press may be good press, but good press is even better. Yet, how do you stand out among your competitors and catch the attention of journalists? The traditional route is to pitch your story directly to reporters and hope it’s compelling enough that they’ll bite, or to offer your expertise around breaking news topics with your fingers crossed that the reporter is even working on a story about whatever that might be. Another option, however, is to respond to requests on sites that connect reporters with sources.
The most well-known of those is probably Help a Reporter Out (HARO). Started by Peter Shankman in 2008, it now connects over 100,000 sources with nearly 30,000 journalists. There are others, too — Media Kitty, FlackList, ProfNet, NewsBasis and Reporter Connection, are among the most active. These communities have grown so popular, that it’s now difficult for sources to stand out on these platforms, as well.

We spoke with Heather Kirk, the founder of Media Kitty, and Jennifer Nichols, CEO of FlackList, to get some tips on how sources can improve their chances of being noticed when responding to queries from journalists.

1. Be Fast
Speed matters when it comes to catching the eye of a busy journalist for two reasons. First, he is probably operating on deadline, so getting connected to a solid source quickly is important. Second, there are a huge number of other qualified sources trying to catch his eye at the same time. The last time I used one of these sites to find interviewees for a story, I received more than 100 email responses in the first six hours. That’s a lot to sort through, and the further out from my query, the more likely it was that I had already found the sources I needed to complete my piece.

“Respond as soon as you see the query and well before the deadline,” advises Nichols. “Once a reporter has what he/she needs, he doesn’t usually continue sifting through query responses.”

2. Be On Target

One thing all journalists universally hate is having their time wasted. Make sure when responding to a query on any of the aforementioned sites that your pitch is on target. Journalists are looking for sources that match their needs, not people who maybe, sort of, might have some expertise in a kind of, semi-related area.

“Don’t respond to a query unless what you are offering is truly a fit,” says Nichols, who advises that responses be kept to the point and devoid of fluff, but still full of relevant information. “The trick here is to still keep it short while including the pertinent info.”

Kirk also advises keeping the clutter out of your pitch and finding a unique — but still germane — angle to set yourself apart. “Relevant, researched and realistic replies score best. Attaching their hook to your material is key — colorful examples, links to fitting images, engaging background briefs and on-target experts with clout, character and ready accessibility all help set you apart,” she says.

3. Be Honest
“Don’t bait and switch,” says Nichols. “If you offer an executive for an interview, make sure you can deliver. Reporters don’t have the time or patience for your CEO to somehow now be on a plane to Rome and have only an assistant VP able to chat.”

Coming off as dishonest is the best way to sour what could have been a long-term relationship with a reporter. If a journalist doesn’t think he can trust you, there’s very little incentive to ever quote you (or your client) as an expert in the future.

“Many sources see every journalist lead as an opportunity to finagale their way into publicity, jazz up their client reports or nurture new contacts. Leads can offer all of these, but only if you tackle replies with transparency and sincerity,” notes Kirk.

4. Be Personal

Remember that when using these types of source-matching sites, yours is likely one of hundreds of responses that the reporter has received. Sometimes a personal touch goes a long way toward making you stand out from the crowd.

“A well-written, personalized and targeted response where there is a clear fit will get you noticed,” says Kirk.
Similarly, Nichols advises Googling journalists before pitching them to familiarize yourself with what they write. “Check out the style of their stories and how they typically present info and mimic that in your pitch,” she says.

5. Be Precise
Make sure your responses are accessible. No reporter has time to sift through a wordy or poorly composed pitch to try to find that nugget of expertise or the unique perspective that you might be able to offer. Craft a response that is straightforward and to the point and you’ll increase your chances of being tapped as a source.

“Make your reply easy to scan with bullet points and rich context. Rather than bulk up an email with attachments that call for an extra step to open and review, links are handier. Keep your response lean yet workable, colorful yet specific. Look for niche services that tailor to specific beats to up your odds even more,” says Kirk.