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Twitter cookbook keeps it short but sweet

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.

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