Memorial Day Food & Drink: The Twitter Guide

    May 30, 2011
    Josh Wolford

While Memorial Day is a time for reverence, to honor those who have given their lives to military service for our great country, it is also a huge weekend for food and drink.

Countless burgers will be grilled, steaks will be marinated and beers will be consumed as we celebrate not only the military but all loved ones who have passed. Hopefully, the weather where you are allows for outdoor fun. My forecast looks a little iffy.

If you are looking for ideas for great food and drink, it would help to follow some Twitter accounts that provide you with recipes and tips for the big day. I’ve compiled a list of some of the best and most frequent tweeters from the food category that can assist you in your Memorial Day festivities.

I’ve only included food institutions and publications instead of personal accounts of known foodies, as they tend to also tweet personal stuff. This is about food. So here goes:

Drink Craft Beer – what’s Memorial Day without some quality brews?

Memorial Day #craftbeer guide! Here’s what’s in our cooler, what’s in yours? 42 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Yummit – food facts and recipes from a smaller source.

why not start with a Meatless Monday to celebrate National Vegetarian Week :) 3 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

All Bacon – well, the name says it all. Essential.

Most creative uses of Bacon #bacon 23 hours ago via TweetAmigo · powered by @socialditto

Bon Appetit – a staple in good dining. Recipes, lists, and advice for food and drink.

BA’s Top 101 Memorial Day Grilling Recipes: What? We’re not allowed to play favorites?! 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

CHOW – recipes and cocking know-how out of San Francisco.

We call this our perfect cheeseburger and stand by it 22 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

LA Times Food – recipes and reviews from the staff.

Enter the Battle of the Burgers: Use the Memorial Day weekend to hone your burger recipe, snap a pic and submit: 16 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Wine Recipes – if you’re sick of beer, check out this feed for wine suggestions as well as recipes involving wine.

Cooking With Wine 101 #wine 11 hours ago via Tweet Old Post · powered by @socialditto

SAVEUR – NY based magazine and food authoirty. Uses hashtag #testkitchensmellslike, fills me with intense jealousy.

Boston-style grilled lobster gets an extra kick from cilantro-chile butter: 2 hours ago via bitly · powered by @socialditto