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11 Brilliant Thanksgiving cooking tips from celebrity chefs

Adriana Velez is Food Editor for SheKnows. She spent her formative years in Brooklyn, which pretty much explains everything about her. She now lives somewhere else and has discovered life after kale and kombucha. She's written for Civil ...

Thanksgiving cooking advice can be just a tweet away

Looking for last-minute Thanksgiving cooking tips from famous chefs? Consider Twitter your celeb chef hotline.

You'd be surprised how often even the busiest, best-known celeb chefs will take the time to respond to tweeted cooking questions from ordinary people like you and me. If you've got a burning query, chances are someone may have already answered it on Twitter. Just look under your favorite chefs' feeds. Here are a few tips we found especially helpful.

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If you want to get some tips of your own, here's the best approach for getting an answer from a chef:

  • Make sure that chef is active on Twitter — and doesn't just tweet promotional stuff.
  • Be a fan. Favorite or retweet any of that chef's tweets you found especially helpful.
  • Tweet when the chef is on Twitter. Take a look at the chef's Twitter stream, and see if they tend to be on at certain times of the day or days of the week.
  • To address that chef, use their handle within your tweet, but not as the first word. We know this is Twitter 101, but just in case you didn't know...
  • If you have a follow-up question about something the chef already tweeted, use the reply function so it stays within the thread.
  • Don't stalk or harass the chef. Sometimes people are busy, or they overlook a question. Be patient, and try again after a while.
  • Make sure you're not asking a question the chef has already answered.
  • Say "thank you" if the chef does answer your question!
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