Marcus Samuelsson, chef, cookbook author and recent winner of the second season of Top Chef Masters, can add another title to the growing list: World Cup promoter. The chef, born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, has a Twitter page that reads like it's run by FIFA. Which has meant that it's been a lot more fun to read than any other chef's Twitter feed the last few days. Here's a sampling of Samuelsson's tweets, or just follow the chef @MarcusCooks. Imagine if Sweden or Ethiopia had qualified.

@MarcusCooks: Germany as always rock solid. Miss zlatan and sweden though about 18 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry

@MarcusCooks: Way to go Ghana https://twitpic.com/1whra8 about 22 hours ago via Twitpic

@MarcusCooks: @ChefHerbWilson are you going for serbia or ghana ts tough without essien their best player about 23 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to ChefHerbWilson

@MarcusCooks: For breakfast algeria against. Slovenia hopefully 1 1 that's the best for team usa Sun Jun 13 04:28:11 2010 via Twitter for BlackBerry

@MarcusCooks: After soccer day. Late dinner @pulinos https://twitpic.com/1wb571 Sat Jun 12 18:22:11 2010 via Twitpic

@MarcusCooks: Great game big day for us soccer. Great team work we should be proud Sat Jun 12 13:24:52 2010 via Twitter for BlackBerry

@MarcusCooks: Gooal gooal goal. Sat Jun 12 12:12:57 2010 via Twitter for BlackBerry

@MarcusCooks: Ok as you know world cup update south africa. Mexico 1 1. Both great food countries. Got to go with durban curry though 2:28 PM Jun 11th via Twitter for BlackBerry

@MarcusCooks: World cup starts. Goaaaaaaal. Will be great. Go africa https://twitpic.com/1vszb8 5:39 AM Jun 11th via Twitpic

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