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Author Name:    Ettlinger, Steve

Title:   Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Very Good

Jacket Condition:   Very Good

Publisher:    Hudson Street Press 2007

ISBN Number:   1594630186 / 9781594630187

Seller ID:   FORT262740

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A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in dozens of common packaged foods, using the Twinkie label as a guide

Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he often reads the ingredients label?without a clue as to what most of it means. 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 corn fields in Iowa, from gypsum mines in Oklahoma to the vanilla harvest in Madagascar, "Twinkie, Deconstructed" is a fascinating, thoroughly researched romp of a narrative that 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 with a strange name?all for the sake of creating a simple snack cake.

An insightful exploration into the 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) this book is for you.



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