I was tickled by this story on the Guardian site, in which top chefs were encouraged to submit recipes in a Twitter-friendly 140 characters or fewer. Quite a challenge, and interesting to see so many rising to it. First prize, I think, must go to Rowley Leigh for managing to squeeze his restaurant's signature dish into the format without (too much) ambiguity:
Parmesan custard: Mlt 300ml crem/300mlmilk/ 100gparmesan. Cool. Whsk in 4yolk. Season. Pour buttered ramekins, cvr, bake15m, 150c
And the prize for the best comment must go to alisdaircameron for:
Get prpr recipe book. Read > 140 characts. Actlly understnd.Win.
His response was fairly typical, and par for the course for online Guardian readers, who generally seem a surprisingly conservative (small 'c', natch) bunch. Which makes this morning's "news" from the paper particulalry well judged, arguably the pick of this year's bunch, although special mention must also go to Marina O'Laughlin's almost convincing review of yet another secret restaurant in London.
... All of which is but a thinly veiled excuse for publicising the fact that you can now follow me on the Twitter if you so desire. Pop along and join the fun...