You already get your news from Twitter. Now you can get your recipes too. Not just links to recipes; entire recipes in 140 characters or less. And they have a special name: Twecipes.
"Tweet Pie: The World’s Shortest Recipe Book" is a compilation of 50 crowd-sourced "twecipes" collected via Twitter.
The book, from British stove maker Belling, was inspired by research that found that Delia Smith, whose long-winded instructions for a simple roast beef dish took 872 words, was Britain's wordiest chef. (Nigella Lawson came in second; Jamie Oliver was third).
So Belling tapped Craig Dugas, creator of the "twecipe," to craft a succinct cookbook. For the non-Twitter-savvy, there is "a glossary of Twitter abbreviations in the back of the book to help readers decipher the characters," said Belling.
Though a Belling rep admitted they haven't tested the recipes, they did eyeball them to ensure they roughly made sense. What else would you expect from a cookbook that's basically one big retweet?
Get it at bit.ly/TweetPie or visit Ebay and search for Tweet Pie. All of the book sales go to the food charity FoodCycle.
Have any 140-character recipes of your own? Share them in the comments!