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Dec 11, 2013

The 15 Best Things That Happened On Food Twitter In 2013

It was the best of times, it was the #brand of times.

1. @RealCarrotFacts was born and was perfect.

Carrot Facts

@RealCarrotFacts

You see better when you eat a carrost.

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If you paint a pencil orange you can pretend it a carrot but after that there is not much you can do

Carrot Facts

@RealCarrotFacts

If you paint a pencil orange you can pretend it a carrot but after that there is not much you can do

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Most landlord don't accept carrots as rent payment trust me

Carrot Facts

@RealCarrotFacts

Most landlord don't accept carrots as rent payment trust me

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2. Anonymous took over Burger King's Twitter account and changed its name to McDonald's.

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More than an hour and 30,000 new followers later, Burger King apparently figured out what was going on and the account was suspended.

3. Cap'n Crunch and Taco Bell competed for Chrissy Teigen's love and loyalty...

Twitter: @chrissyteigen

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brands

4. ...but Taco Bell won when they put a literal ring on it.

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5. Carls Jr. tried (and failed) to capitalize on the new pope's election.

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Surprising, given how Carl's Jr. is usually such a paragon of good taste.

6. Noah Ellis, the owner of Red Medicine in Los Angeles, perfected the art of aggro-subtweeting no-show diners...

...and taught chef Alex Stupak to never, ever ask Twitter for new taco suggestions.

This happened for two months.

7. The Denny's Twitter account spent a solid two hours tweeting Brand New lyrics jokes.

8. New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells had a heated back-and-forth with a ham.

Twitter: @pete_wells

I'm going to start saying "you're rather particular for a cured pork leg" to everyone who ever questions my opinions.

9. Paula Deen's racism lawsuit inspired the super-viral #paulasbestdishes hashtag.

Massa-roni and cheese #PaulasBestDishes

Swole Biz

@swolebizness

Massa-roni and cheese #PaulasBestDishes

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Brokey McPoverty

@brokeymcpoverty

Strange Fruit Pies #PaulasBestDishes

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You Hear White Folk Talkin You Better Hushpuppies #PaulasBestDishes

Shen Tsung

@Rebel_Salute

You Hear White Folk Talkin You Better Hushpuppies #PaulasBestDishes

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10. The New York Times doxxed the guy behind @ruthbourdain.

Twitter: @RuthBourdain

Julia Moskin outed food blogger Josh Friedland as the writer of the foul-mouthed parody account that, in a moment we will probably become increasingly embarrassed by over the course of the next decade, won a James Beard Award in 2011. Following the big reveal, @ruthbourdain promptly became a yawn-inducing stream of self-promotional tweets about Friedland's media appearances.

11. Getting hacked was so trendy this year that Chipotle faked its own twitter meltdown.

Twitter: @ChipotleTweets

It seemed a little fishy, and it was.

12. Twitter responded to the 300 Sandwiches debacle with some pretty solid feminist sandwich jokes.

Rene Cervantes / NY Post / Via nypost.com / Via buzzfeed.com

Ham and Germaine Gruyere #300feministsandwiches

flurrious

@flurrious

Ham and Germaine Gruyere #300feministsandwiches

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gloria stein-ham and cheese #300feministsandwiches

Rachel Zarrell

@rachelzarrell

gloria stein-ham and cheese #300feministsandwiches

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Our Bánh Mìs, Ourselves; The Butty Myth. #300feministsandwiches

Jordana Rothman

@jordanarothman

Our Bánh Mìs, Ourselves; The Butty Myth. #300feministsandwiches

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13. Martha Stewart shared some truly terrible food photos...

...and, like the badass Twitter wizard that she is, refused to apologize for anything.

14. Superstar cake baker and amazing lady Sylvia Weinstock continued to tweet.

All cakes delivered whew! On my deck time for a vodka great weather yoday

Sylvia Weinstock

@SylviaWeinstock

All cakes delivered whew! On my deck time for a vodka great weather yoday

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Melanie my last supper invited me girls nite out love it ready for repeat I feel so with it a#Ah! Youth

Sylvia Weinstock

@SylviaWeinstock

Melanie my last supper invited me girls nite out love it ready for repeat I feel so with it a#Ah! Youth

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In Atlanta just did a great looking wedding cake second marriage same b&g hope it works this time no refunds

Sylvia Weinstock

@SylviaWeinstock

In Atlanta just did a great looking wedding cake second marriage same b&g hope it works this time no refunds

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15. Guy Fieri cooked with Drake, tweeted about it, called Drake "brutha."