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Fictional character releases food guide

india Updated: Aug 27, 2012 12:15 IST

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Twitter avatar Ruth Bourdain -- the culinary mashup of Anthony Bourdain and Ruth Reichl -- is releasing a new book next month described as a gastronomy guide filled with chapters that chronicle the importance of celebrity chef hairstyles and Mexican food-themed yoga poses.

In what promises to be as cheeky and irreverent as the anonymous personality's famously snarky tweets, Comfort Me with Offal: Ruth Bourdain's Guide to Gastronomy is set to be released September 4, by Andrews McMeel Publishing.

The 204-page book also includes culinary pick-up lines, a primer on how to achieve the orgasmic potential of chocolate and yoga poses inspired by the burrito, taco and quesadilla. Apparently.

The fake Twitter account for Ruth Bourdain was created in 2010 and mashes up Reichl's haiku-like tweets with a few f-bombs and Bourdain's signature acid-tongued sarcasm becoming a viral hit among online foodies. The anonymous Twitter avatar, who has succeeded in concealing his or her identity, also won the James Beard Foundation Award for Humor last year.

But in recent months, Ruth Bourdain has experienced some online rivalry with the appearance of Angry BFlay parodying Bobby Flay in seriously bitter but funny 140-character tweets.

As of August 23, Ruth Bourdain had about 57,000 followers, while Angry BFlay had 26,830.