Twinkies: Yeah, ok, no

Twinkie, Deconstructed

Sorta Sister Squirrel is mad at us. She was excited about us cooking all the recipes from The Twinkie Cookbook. I was already pretty hesitant to try it. I know for sure that we are not going there after reading this piece from Newsweek.

Steve Ettlinger has written what sounds to be an interesting book, Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats. While most of the books I read aren’t as long as that title, I am looking forward to reading this one.

The Newsweek piece highlights the phrase “food-grade plaster of Paris”. My mind rejected this at first with a “nah, surely not”. Then I took a lot at the Amazon page for the book and saw “from gypsum mines in Oklahoma to the vanilla harvest in Madagascar” in the book description. Yeah, I’m gonna have to read this book. I’ll just shift money from my Twinkie budget to buy it.

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