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Is Robert Sietsema Behind Twitter Parody Ruth Bourdain?

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Ruth Bourdain, the Beard Award-winning parody Twitter account/mashup of Anthony Bourdain and Ruth Reichl, has kept his/her anonymity locked up tight, but Lee Svitak Dean over at the Star Tribune's Table Talk blog is making the call: "Ruth Bourdain = Robert Sietsema, food critic for the alt-weekly Village Voice in New York City."

Wrote Dean: "How do I know who Ruth Bourdain is? He was tweeting while listening to the same speaker I was, in a closed room in Charleston, SC, at a conference with the Association of Food Journalists."

Update 11:25am: Sietsema told Eater: "I could do better humor wise. And don't forget Ruth was my patrón."

· Ruth Bourdain, anonymous tweeter, unmasked [Star Tribune]
· All Ruth Bourdain Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Robert Sietsema Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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