Alice Waters has joined Twitter, and in a way only Waters can: with style and a splash.

Her brand new Twitter page – apparently launched on Thursday – is decorated with red chickens daintily pecking the ground for food. How Alice.

And even though she hasn’t sent out a single tweet, and is only following Chez Panisse and The Edible Schoolyard, she already has more than 1,400 followers. They include some of the big names in the food world, like Kim Severson of the New York Times,  Alder Yarrow, who writes the Vinography wine blog, Sarah Henry, who writes Lettuce Eat Kale, Carolyn Jung, a former food editor for the Mercury News who now writes Food Gal, Educated Palates, the people behind UC Press’s food publications, and Humphrey Slocombe, the San Francisco ice cream store. Peggy Orenstein, the author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, is also following Waters.

Apparently, Waters set up the twitter account so she can make a big announcement on Monday, March 28, according to SFFoodie.

David Prior, the communications director of the Chez Panisse Foundation, told Berkeleyside earlier this week that something surprising would be happening, although he didn’t say what. Could it involve the 40th anniversary celebration for the restaurant? Although Chez Panisse sent out a “save the date” card earlier this year announcing it would hold a party for 5,000 at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theater on August 28th, those plans have changed, said Prior.

Clearly, joining Twitter has captured people’s attention — something Waters is very good at doing. Let’s wait and see what she has to say.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, published in November...