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Tired of the sporadic and outdated food holidays that were quietly celebrated each year--most of which were created by food companies to market their products--blogger John-Bryan Hopkins decided to revamp food celebrations and spice them up with his own favorite foods. Creating a food holiday for every day of the year, Hopkins launched Foodimentary.com, which became an immediate overnight success with Google adopting his bespoke calendar. With thousands of fans across multiple platforms, Foodimentary.com is the number-one go-to resource cited by numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites to definitively know which food is being celebrated and when.
Mixing Hopkins' online success with fun food facts, forgotten histories, and classic recipes, while folding in scrumptious illustrations and rare photographs, Foodimentary is a festive jubilee of America's culinary roots and inventions, from today's more recent novelties, such as Ranch Dressing Day (celebrated on March 10), to popular dishes of yesteryear such as National Thermidor Day (celebrated on January 24). Whether enjoyed a la carte or consumed in one sitting, get ready to be swept into a twelve-month course created exclusively by Foodimentary.com
Foodimentary is an online entity that unites foodies across the world. The Foodimentary philosophy is one of eating well to live well, but in a relaxed atmosphere that is different from that of the gourmet or the uptight nutritionist. Good local eating, quality ingredients, health tips, and fun facts are the substance of Foodimentary's many online expressions. It began as a twitter page which quickly grew and is now upwards of 100,000 members. Foodimentary was also the first-time user of a few twitter hash tags including #dailyquote and #todaynfood. The twitter page recently won a shorty award in the #food category.
John-Bryan Hopkins describes in detail the history of the word Foodimentary in a press release. "Two years ago I came up with the word 'Foodimentary,' I Googled it and it came up 'Misspelled.' Now I Google it and there are hundreds of pages," said Hopkins. "I think it's great to create a word and then make it have meaning. How many people get to do that? I am so humbled that so many people care about facts and information about the food they eat. There is room for a little Foodimentary knowledge in everyone's life. Don't you think?" Foodimentary continues to grow as an online presence, expanding to facebook and creating its own website. An Urban-Dictionary entry was created for Foodimentary on July 2, 2009. It has also been referenced in several online publications including Philebrity, SlashFood, and Epicurious The Foodimentary Guy, John-Bryan Hopkins, has begun to work his way into the public spotlight through local and national media. He was recently mentioned on the Wendy Williams Show as a useful source of food trivia and culture. It is reasonable to expect this new word to spread around the internet quickly over the next few years.
Awards, Rankings, and Growth
Shorty Awards winner in the Food category.
Top 100 tweet quality on twitter rank 
Social News Watch's likely to Follow Back
Top 55 Foodies to Follow on Mashable
Top 250 in VIRL
Ranked 168 on Whuffie
Featured on Canadian Morning Show, CTV
TweetValue's 5th most valuable twitter profile.
Urban Spoon top contributor.
Topsy's top rated list.
Nominated for a 2009 Shorty Award
Other Foodimentary Works
I Tweet You Not
Ask The Foodie
I Eat Local
- ISBN-13: 9781532526282
- ISBN-10: 1532526288
- Publisher: Wellfleet Press
- Publish Date: September 2017