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Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Int

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ISBN13: 9780452289284
ISBN10: 0452289289
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A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods

Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn't have a clue as to what most of the ingredients on the labels mean. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, what's polysorbate 60?, he was at a loss and determined to find out.

From the phosphate mines in Idaho to the oil fields in China to the Hostess factories and their practices, Twinkie, Deconstructed demystifies some of the most common processed food ingredients, where they come from, how they are made, how they are used, and why. Beginning at the source (hint: they're often more closely linked to rock and petroleum than any of the four food groups), we follow each Twinkie ingredient through the process of being crushed, baked, fermented, refined, and/or reacted into a totally unrecognizable goo or powder, all for the sake of creating a simple snack cake.

An insightful exploration of the modern food industry, if you've ever wondered what you're eating when you consume foods containing mono- and diglycerides or calcium sulfate (the latter a food-grade equivalent of plaster of paris), this book is for you.  Consequently, as Hostess plans to permanently close its doors in 2012, this book will provide a relevant guide into the practices of one of the biggest companies of all time. 

About the Author

Steve Ettlinger, author of six books, has long been fascinated with everyday consumer products, from hardware to beer.

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Kathleen Roush, November 17, 2012 (view all comments by Kathleen Roush)
Ironic that the cover has the poor, dying Twinkie on it. I amazed how I detest the concept of genetically modified foods yet can really want to eat these yellow strips of chemicals! I would love to read the book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452289284
Author:
Ettlinger, Steve
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Food Science
Subject:
Food additives
Subject:
Processed foods
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.76x5.22x.63 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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