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Yesterday, I heard from the Guild of Food Writers by email the sad news that cookery writer, Katie Stewart, had died.

After I posted the news on Twitter, there was an outpouring from fellow food writers.

Katie Stewart’s recipes had taught many of us to cook.

Fiona Beckett, Guardian food writer suggested on Twitter having a cookery day or weekend where we cook a Katie recipe in memoriam.

Others joined in. The idea is growing in popularity.

But because the conversation is taking place on Twitter, we only have 140 characters for each message we post.

And it’s getting hard to fit the growing number of food writers in one Tweet, and write anything meaningful, yet at the same time include everyone in the message.

Enter the hash tag!

If we use #katiestewart in our Katie-related Tweets, then we can search for the topic, and hopefully be reunited with our fellow memorial cooks (and interested observers) swiftly.

What do you think, @food_writer, @misspearlbarley, @guildfoodwriter, @fussfreehelen, @lesleymackay, @catlilycooks, @ThaneCooks, @lickedspoon, @foodjournalist @britishfood?

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