Twinkie, Deconstructed

Twinkie, Deconstructed

My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats

Book - 2007
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When Ettlinger's young daughter asked him, What's polysorbate 60? he was at a loss--and determined to find out. The result is a fascinating, thoroughly researched exploration into the food industry that demystifies some of the most commonly processed food ingredients.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hudson Street Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9781594630187
Characteristics: xv, 282 p. ;,22 cm.


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Mar 19, 2011

WOW! This book may cause you to rethink some of your eating habits! Then again, it may not.

Either way, it will most definitely illuminate and clarify the cost associated with society’s love of junk food.

Nov 22, 2009

It's not just Twinkies that have all this stuff in them. It's amazing to find out some of things that we eat without realizing it.

Aug 20, 2009

Twinkie, Deconstructed is the story of author Steve Ettlinger?s ?journey to discover how the ingredients found in processed foods are grown, mined (yes, mined), and manipulated into what America eats.? Yummy. Most Americans eat processed foods every day, and sure those foods are delicious (Cheetos, anyone?) but have you ever taken a moment to consider what exactly makes that delightful day-glo orange Cheeto color? More to the point, what is Polysorbate 60? Why is bleach listed as an ingredient in Twinkies? In Twinkie, Deconstructed Ettlinger investigates the origins and uses of every ingredient listed on a Twinkie wrapper. You?ll be shocked, bewildered, and yes, grossed out, and you?ll definitely think twice the next time you walk past that vending machine in the break room, but you?ll also be the best-educated junk food junkie in town. Or you?ll just start living off broccoli.

Eat-while-you-read: Twinkies?the homemade organic version (the recipe is included in the book).

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