Twitter And The Rise Of The Micro-Recipe

by admin on March 30, 2009 · 12 comments

Cemita milanese on Twitter by Cookthink

When I started Cookthink’s Twitter account a couple of years ago, one of the first people I followed was Maureen Evans, who uses her account to tweet recipes in 140 characters or less. (I made a request for cemita milanese, and she delivered.)

According to Ruth Jamieson and Morwenna Ferrier in yesterday’s Guardian, the micro-recipe is now officially a trend. To mark it, Jamieson and Ferrier asked eight of the UK’s top chefs to create micro-recipes suitable for Twitter. The results are sensible, maybe too much so. My favorite, if only for the Joycean “turnevrysooften,” is Mark Hix’s micro-recipe for pork crackling: “Heat oven200C. Cut 1kgporkrind into strips. Boil 15m. Drain, scatter w/csalt, roast1hr, turnevrysooften.”

Leave your best micro-recipe (max. 140 characters) in the comments. We’ll send a book of macro recipes to the person who submits our favorite.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Irina March 30, 2009 at 11:45 am

Olive bread: equal spelt/wh.wheat, lots olive oil, rise in fridge, knead with dbl handful chopped bl/gr olives, 230C 10min, 180C 25min.

joyosity March 30, 2009 at 11:48 am

Peanut butter noodles: boil noodles, drain, mix with 3 parts peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, 1 part sesame oil, and pinch of sugar

Kristin March 30, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Here’s a micro-version of my Mango Frozen Yogurt recipe (

Blend 1 handful frozen sliced mango, 1 dollop Greek yogurt, 1 splash white rum, 1 dash nutmeg, 1 pinch sugar til frozen yogurt 4 1 appears.

ellina March 31, 2009 at 4:23 am

Chicken marsala:Dip 1kgchicken fil in flour, then egg, then crumbs.Fry in 3tbolive.+2c mushrooms, 1 c corn, 1conion. pour cmarsala. Salt, pepper, nutmeg.Simmer.

jenny March 31, 2009 at 10:18 am

Popovers:Stir 1cflr+1/4tspsalt. Whisk 1cmlk+2XLeggs+1Tmeltbut. Mixall in spoutdcup. Pour in htd, grsd ppverpan. 20min@450+10@350. No p-king!

CJ March 31, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Tht gvs me a hedake.

Pam April 1, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Choc Cookies-Mix 1c buttr,2c sugr. Add 2egg,1tbsp vanilla,2c flour,1c cocoa, 1tsp bakngsoda,1/2tsp bakngpowdr,1/2tsp salt. Bake 350F, 13min

Rebecca April 2, 2009 at 2:31 pm

6 wheat tortillas+1c mozzarella+1/2c provolone+1/4c black olives+3 tbsp walnuts+oregano=3 walnut-olive quesadillas. Yum.

NMC April 3, 2009 at 11:48 am

pork tenderloin : Trim fat, rub w/ sea salt, fresh thyme, let sit. Render fat, brown, roast 50 min. side-mash roast sweet taters w/ butter

Laurel Nevans April 6, 2009 at 1:15 am

Peanut butter. Jelly. Spread, fold and enjoy

chip April 18, 2009 at 9:27 am

These are all great. (Nice, Laurel.) It was a split vote, but our favorite was Jenny’s recipes for popovers, which came in at exactly 140 characters. Congratulations, Jenny!

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