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Robert Sietsema Denies He Is Ruth Bourdain

Today a Star Tribune reporter claimed that Village Voice food critic Robert Sietsema has written the popular parody Ruth Bourdain Twitter feed for the last year. UPDATE: Sietsema has denied that he is the anonymous blogger: “It’s not me … I have enough of a handful doing my own tweets.

Here’s more from the post: “Ruth Bourdain has been the puzzle that keeps many readers glued to their Tweetdeck since Ruth Bourdain first penned a tweet in March 2010. The up-until-now anonymous writer on Twitter, who also appears on tumblr, has created a mash-up of Ruth Reichl, former Gourmet editor and her lovely prose, with the vulgar, often profane comments of Anthony Bourdain, former chef , author and TV celebrity in the food world.”

The anonymous Twitter account earned more than 45,000 followers and published mildly racy tweets like this: Deep fog presses against the windows. Trees appear and disappear; in and out. Incredible nature porn. Sexy. My buttered biscuits feel warm.” The feed (with that bizarre Photoshopped picture) won the James Beard Foundation humor award last year.

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