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Twecipes: Gok Wan and Lisa Faulkner's recipes in a tweet

18 January 2013
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Delia Smith's roast beef dish is described in a whopping 872 words, putting her in first place for the wordiest chef. Nigella Lawson's finger-licking recipe for beef is the second longest, followed by Jamie Oliver.

But the time-poor chefs among us will be delighted to hear about twecipes. Fashion expert Gok Wan who turned his hand to the kitchen with Gok's Chinese Food on Channel 4, and Celebrity MasterChef winner Lisa Faulkner, are just some of the celebrities, chefs and food writers who have got together to create Tweet Pie: The World’s Shortest Recipe Book.

The book was crowdsourced through Twitter, the snappy site that's the perfect stop for super short recipes in a tweet with everything you need to rustle up dishes including starters, mains and even desserts in just 140 characters.So you can not only save time in the kitchen but keep your reading for later! 


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The book comprises a collection of 50 crowd-sourced 'twecipes' – told in record time. So you needn't worry about hitting the lengthy cookbooks from the likes of home favourite Delia Smith – whose long and detailed recipes can lose even the most determined cooks before you have the dish in the oven – to Jamie Oliver's 15-Minute Meals which, though promises super speedy results, still takes time to make your way through the reading before you even begin.Have a go at Gok's congee, Lisa's vanilla rice pudding or TV chef Brian Turner's fillets of sole with their twecipes:

Gok Wan: Congee 250g rice,2.5l H2O. All in pan-bring 2 boil, simmer 4 40 mins, don't burn. Serve & add peanuts/soy/dried prawns/spring onion/chilli!

Celebrity MasterChef winner Lisa Faulkner: Vanilla Rice Pudding Milk,1/2pt cream & 2oz sugar in pan. +vanilla pod +4oz rice: cook, stirring, 45min. 5oz blkbrry, 5oz sugar & 2tbsp crème de cassis. Cook, sieve. Serve w/rice

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British chef Brian Turner: Fillets of sole poached in white wine with grapes Shallots, fillets,150ml chickstock, wine@200C,10mins. Reduce stock+150ml dble cream, simr. Whipcream, fold in yolk+sauce. Grill fish w/grapes. Serv w/sauce 

Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer: Swiss Roll wsk 3egs 75g sugar add 75g srflour bake 200c 10mns 23x30tin. cool spread on cream n fruit roll n serve

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Liz McClarnon: Pork and vegetable kebabs Cube 500g pork + 2tbps oil, lemon, oregano, s&p – marinate. Thread pork on skewers w/peppers & courgette, brush w/marinade. Grill till brown


Put together by British stove maker Belling, the world's shortest ever cookbook was inspired by research on the UK's top ten bestselling celebrity cook books, and aims to raise money for blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan.

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