So as this has become an annual event, with at least one writer mentioning in his Twitter bio that he features on this list, albeit tongue in cheek, this is the:
Sadly this year saw the death of Micheal Winner. Loved by many for his old fashioned values & writing in The Sunday Times. His twitter account still lives on, but is now run by his wife, Geraldine Lynton-Edwards. A solider to the end, with his 20+ years for writing his column; “Winner’s Dinners”, last entry came a little over a month before his passing.
In better news; Marina O’Loughlin finally got the break many had been calling for, and was snapped up by The Guardian, after the departure of John Lanchester. This in turn left a vacancy at The Metro, where Ms O’Loughlin had been based for 6years. Step forward, Joe Warwick, one of the instigators of ‘The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants’ into void.
During the three years this list has been going, the Mr Angry of restaurant critics, Giles Coren, has blocked me on the social media site. In fact, I doubt he cares about this list at all. But he’s now been toppled by Grace Dent (new entry at 1), the relative new kid on the block when it comes to restaurant critics. Another new entry is Tom Parker Bowles, who writes for The Mail on Sunday.
|Name||Followers||↕||Bio||Link to Twitter|
|Grace Dent||177779||New entry||I am all the entertainment you need.||@GraceDent|
|Giles Coren||139104||↓||Officially the second funniest journalist in Britain - Press Awards 2013. Isn't that fucking marvellous?||@GilesCoren|
|Jay Rayner||82614||↓||Eats, writes about it. Ponces about on telly. Has big hair.||@JayRayner1|
|Zoe Williams||30237||↔||Writer, bon viveur||@zoesqwilliams|
|Richard Vines||18784||↑||Bloomberg's chief food critic; U.K. and Ireland chair of the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards.||@RichardVines|
|Marina O'Loughlin||18715||↓||Restaurants. Travel. 'Obnoxious scenester consumerist chimpanzee.' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMCGw8_0NHk …||@MarinaOLoughlin|
|Andy Lynes||17827||↑||One of the 10 most-followed UK restaurant critics on Twitter http://chefhermes.com/top-10-most-followed-uk-restaurant-critics-on-twitter-2012/ …||@AndyLynes|
|Tom Parker Bowles||16081||New entry||Let's Eat-Recipes From My Kitchen Notebook. A Proper Cookbook. Paperback out now. (Pavilion)||@TomParkerBowles|
|Kate Spicer||8158||↓||journalism, documentary, mild showbiz, wine, food, torn.||@Spicerlife|
|Amol Rajan||7463||↓||Editor @indyvoices; Columnist: Evening Standard; Trustee @ProspexTweets; Reggae nut; Author #Twirlymen||@amolrajan|