These days, it’s tough to imagine our lives without Twitter. But a long, long time ago (somewhere between about 2008 and 2010), many of us lived a Twitter-less existence and were apprehensive to dive into the fray.
The food world, like every other niche cultural group, has carved out its sliver of the Twittersphere, where you can find just about every restaurant, writer, and chef cat dropping 140-character missives. But it wasn’t always that way, and every Twitter user had to sent out that first awkward tweet at some point.
In honor of its upcoming eighth birthday, Twitter launched a website called first-tweets.com, allowing users to search for the first tweet from any account. It’s fascinating to see the hilarious and confused first tweets of users, which is why we used the search tool to uncover the best #FirstTweets from some of food Twitter’s celebs and villains.
kombucha tea is kinda bangin…….. if you like rotten chinese shit that is
— RICH HOMIE HUANG (@MrEddieHuang) February 3, 2009
trying to figure out Twitter. Watching Superbowl.
— ruthreichl (@ruthreichl) February 2, 2009
Cloudy as fuck. Dogs getting much more ass than me this a.m. Drinking absinthe with creme fraiche, eating bagels with ox. So not happy.
— Ruth Bourdain (@RuthBourdain) March 3, 2010
I don’t have any rice inside of me.
— Cantina Burrito (@cantinaburrito) February 5, 2014
Hey Y’all, getting ready to cut the ribbon on my new buffet in Tunica
— Paula Deen (@Paula_Deen) May 23, 2008
BREAKING NEWS: Bacon may cure hangovers. http://tinyurl.com/BaconCuresHangover Saturday mornings just got better @ Waffle House.
— Waffle House (@WaffleHouse) April 14, 2009
watching tv drinkin the pinot
— hugh acheson (@HughAcheson) March 11, 2008
bleeding from the head
— Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip) July 31, 2008
— Christina Tosi (@ChristinaTosi) May 20, 2013
alright it has happened, i am finally postin on the big T. thanks to the brooks media team, and Brandt our creative guru. hold on tight!
— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) April 14, 2009
Trying to figure out how to combine barely cooked egg yolk and soy in an interesting way…. — Grant Achatz (@Gachatz) March 1, 2009
Carrots is good with steak. — Carrot Facts (@RealCarrotFacts) January 9, 2013
Getting ready for the world to see me oiled up & wrestling grown men. I love my job. http://tinyurl.com/6z9lpu — Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) October 28, 2008
slow to embrace the 21st century… — Dave Chang (@davidchang) November 30, 2010
Devouring a Supreme Personal Pan as motivation for my first tweet.
— Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) April 13, 2009
— Sexy Chicken (@NYTChicken) September 30, 2011