While we (and you!) rock back and forth in a near-catatonic state of anticipation for Alice Waters' big announcement -- on Twitter, no less! -- we'll keep you saffron-infused-olive-oil-poached abreast of her updates throughout the day. According to David Prior, director of communications for the Chez Panisse Foundation, Waters is poised to make some sort of big announcement today. About what, exactly? No clue. However, we've got her (or her PR rep's) first-ever Tweet. It went live a little after 10 am. Behold:

@AliceWaters: " 'The destiny of nations depends on how they nourish themselves.' Brillat-Savarin via MFK Fisher"

We have no idea what she's talking about, but it sure sounds exciting! Stay tuned.

Update: Waters just posted the following: "Going to Twitter HQ today to launch Chez Panisse's 40th Birthday campaign to support @edibleschoolyrd (s) everywhere - thrilled but nervous!"

Is that the big announcement? Cool. But we had secretly hoped she planned to announce the launch of a new canned/frozen line of foods. Oh well.

Also, don't be nervous, Alice! The folks at Twitter are super nice. However, we urge you to avert your eyes at the Subway shop at the bottom of the building upon entry.