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Ruth Bourdain is one of the seven wonders of the Twitterverse.
With more than 8,500 followers, the fictional character has accumulated quite the cult foodie following since he/she magically appeared in March.
Touting a tagline of "comfort me with offal," Ruth Bourdain is a bizarre mash up of two of the food world's most distinctive personalities: bad boy chef and Travel Channel television host, Anthony Bourdain, and Ruth Reichl, the former editor in chief of the now-defunct but deeply revered Gourmet magazine.
When the former is known for being rather foul-mouthed, and latter is notorious for her Taoist-like tweets, hilarity with a touch of vulgarity typically ensues.
Ruth Reichl tweets: "Crisp, plump, gently fried oysters on a bed of sweetly spicy homemade kimchi. Last night. Swoon (Hudson). Flavor still dancing in my mind."
Later, Ruth Bourdain tweets: "Crisp, plump, gently fried oysters having a briny booty call on a bed of spicy homemade kimchi. Last night. Image still haunting my mind."
5 Favorite Food Films: Ruth Bourdain
1. The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover
3. Soylent Green
4. Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
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