James Beard Award Food Blog Nominees On Twitter

It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. This week, we wanted to highlight the 2011 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards finalists in the "individual food blog" category. Naturally, these bloggers have twitter accounts to round out their social media personalities. Here's where to find them on blogland and in the twitterverse.

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Elissa Altman

Elissa Altman (@poormansfeast)

Blog: Poor Man's Feast Altman's blog is simple in design but that isn't how we'd describe the thoughful writing about the culture and tradition of food. A sampling of recent posts: Why Food Writers Should Play Nice, When Family Tradition Should Step Aside, and A Simple Breakfast For A Pile Of Cousins. She's an award-winning food writer who is often described as the illegitimate love child of David Sedaris and M.F.K. Fisher. She sounds like someone we'd want to invite over for dinner.

Where the rest of the nominees tweet after the jump.

Kian Lam Kho

Kian Lam Kho (@redcooking)

Blog: Red Cook, Adventures from a Chinese Home Kitchen Kian Lam Kho's day job is as a software engineer. On his own time, he's sharing the "joys and frustrations" of cooking home style Chinese cooking in America. He has a comfortable writing style that makes you feel welcomed into his kitchen and that it is possible to cook some decent Chinese dishes in your own home with his help.


And the 2011 James Beard winner....

Barry Estabrook (@Barry_Estabrook)

Blog: Politics of the Plate Estabrook was a contributing editor at Gourmet magazine before it died. He seems to be "the tomato guy" after winning a 2010 James Beard award for his tomato article and now publishing his future book Tomatoland. He also writes for the the New York Times, the Washington Post,TheAtlantic.com, MarkBittman.com, Saveur, Men's Health, and "pretty much anyone else who will take his stuff." On his blog, he tells his readers: "Follow me on Twitter. I tweet each time a new post goes up. AND, I promise never to Tweet about something really good that I've just eaten, unless, as Mum taught me, I offer you some, too." What a polite food politician. ​​

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