Maureen Evans, 29, began sharing her passion for cooking on Twitter almost three years ago, and has gained more than 32,000 fans on @cookbook, her Twitter account.
But the big moment came when her recipes caught the eye of publisher Artisan, who persuaded her to compile her recipe tweets into a book- 'Eat Tweet'-which will be launched on Thursday.
Her recipes are diverse and reflect her love for cooking, which was instilled by her parents while growing up in British Columbia, Canada, and her time living in San Francisco.
Recent tweets ranged from a fruity couscous to a Thai yam khao pot, or corn salad.
Despite Twitter's tight format, Miss Evans said she aims to pepper her recipes with a dash of lyricism.
"I do think food writing should appeal to the ear as well as the stomach. I try to leave some flavour of food writing there," said Evans, who now lives Belfast, Northern Ireland.
But she admitted that some recipes were difficult to translate into "twitterese."
"I don't intend to replace people's home cookbooks at all. It's a little bit of fun and a creative approach," she said.
- » News Central
- » Popular News
- » Latest Health News
- » News Category A-Z (500+)
- » Health News and Press Release
- » News Archive
- » News Photo Gallery
- » Lifestyle and Wellness
- » Health Watch
- » Health In Focus
- » Celebrating Life
- » Breaking Health News
- » News From Other Resources
- » India Special
- » News Video Gallery
- » Medindia Exclusive - Interviews and In depth Reports