5 People You Need to Follow on Twitter if You Love Food

Stay up-to-date on the latest in food by following these industry pros

Don’t be the last to find out about the next cronut.

Alton Brown. Got a question about food? Tweet at Alton Brown and you may just get your answers back in drawing form.

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Eric Ripert. Not only will you always know what gorgeous and mouthwatering dishes are on the menu at Le Bernardin, but you’ll get to see what a day in the life of a world-famous chef is like. Ripert posts pictures of everything from the morning fog outside of his New York City window to a breakfast from his travels in Japan.

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Grant Achatz. Follow James Beard Award-winning, molecular gastronomy pioneering chef Grant Achatz of Alinea and try and soak up some of his genius.

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Mario Batali. Possibly the most enthusiastic person on Twitter, Mario Batali holds Twitter Q&A sessions and emphasizes everything with a "Wheeee!" to let you know he's really digging it.

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Ruth Reichl. Food writer Ruth Reichl brings you along on her mouth-watering culinary journeys via Twitter, but more importantly, she writes in amazing haiku-style prose that you'll become strangely addicted to.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Though not as exciting as the previously mentioned, you can follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.