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The First Tweets of Our Favorite Voices in the Food World

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March 21st marks ten years of Twitter (#anniversary #tenyearsstrong). Work on the project, originally called "twttr" (in part because was already in use!), began on this day in 2006, when Jack Dorsey, an undergrad at NYU, published the first message at 9:50 P.M. PST:

Three years later, we joined in (what are these "thank-you cakes" we spoke of?):

Now, Twitter has more than 320 million active monthly users—including some of the most important, most irreverent, and most hilarious voices in the world of food.


Here's a look back at the first tweets of just a few of the cookbook writers, commentators, and chefs we love to follow.

There's a 99% chance their first tweet acknowledged the momentous occasion:

While others jumped right into the thick of things with no hesitancy:

Whoops! Wish we had read this tweet before dinner on Saturday night...

We're guessing this was VERY funny at the time!

Bacon attack? Can't decide if we're scared or excited.

Some were welcomed with open arms (or dragged onto the platform by peer pressure):

Some Tweeters understood the importance of social cross-promotion early on:

Are you embarrassed by or proud of your first tweet? Share with us in the comments below!