The time Julia Child snorted, accidentally cut a guy and other fan tales
August 15th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
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Today would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday, and Eatocracy is celebrating her legacy. Fans sent in their favorite stories about the beloved TV chef and cookbook author.

‘You taught my dad how to cook’

Monica Bennett was 12 years old and heartbroken over her parents’ recent divorce when she moved to Ohio to live with her dad. On his own for the first time, her father had to learn how to cook for his daughter.

Night after night, Bennett found her father bent over Julia’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” preparing a feast for just the two of them. They enjoyed Boeuf Bourgignon countless evenings, but her favorite was Child’s crepes. Twenty-five years later, she carries on the crepe-making tradition – and other culinary adventures - with her own family.
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July 19th, 2012
08:55 AM ET
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As our resident cattle rancher and agriculture activist Ryan Goodman has discussed before, today's farmers are no strangers to social media, using hashtags like #agchat and #foodd to come together and share resources and collective knowledge.

The drought and heat spike that's overcome more than 60 percent of the United States and put farmers, their livestock and their crops in jeopardy has spawned the hashtag #drought12, and offered unique insight into the crisis, from the people at the heart of it.
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Is your smoothie trending?
June 8th, 2012
03:45 PM ET
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Sometimes, eating your words isn't a bad thing. Now you can do it 140 characters at a time.

As part of their Data Visualization course at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design this past semester, students Kat Zorina, Ruben van der Vleuten, and Kostantinos Frantzis created a project that allows them to transform Twitter data into edible graphs - smoothies, to be exact.
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Much a Twitter about Alton
October 24th, 2011
09:15 AM ET
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Alton Brown follows me on Twitter.

I know, I know, a few of you are probably pretty jealous right now. I like following Alton’s Twitter feed for a few reasons: he has a dry sense of humor, he retweets all the mean things people say about him and he’s interactive with it. People seem to have a love-hate relationship with Brown’s online escapades, and frankly so does he.

He initially joined Twitter to - as Brown puts it - "shut up" his agent, and there have been a few bumps in the road since then. Shortly after, a troll opened an account impersonating his wife, and Brown "had an aneurism."

“I don’t take that kinda crap off of anybody," says Brown - and left Twitter immediately.

Luckily for Food Network's "Good Eats" fans, Twitter was able to woo him back after their team promised to help avoid a repeat.
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