Why Did José Andrés Decide To Quit Twitter?

Chef José Andrés, James Beard Award-winning father of the small plate announced yesterday (on Twitter) that he will be quitting Twitter. With more than 251,000 followers, and a propensity for tweeting a few times every day, his retirement from the 140-character game is big news in the food media world.

Andrés does say in the above tweet that he will not be "tweeting personally" anymore, so it is possible that some sort of social media assistant will be taking over that role, and Andrés just wanted to be transparent. We have reached out to the D.C.-based chef's team about his current status as a "Twitter quitter," but have not yet received a response.

In any case, we thought it would be wise to take a look back at his most memorable tweets: a "Twitrospective," if you will.

That time he called out a reviewer for being a bit of a jerk:

That time he was acknowledged by the president of the free world:

That time that wasn't afraid to tell it like it is and be really funny at the same time:

And of course....the time he became an American citizen:

Well, at least we have the @NoWayJose parody account:

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi