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book review: Twinkie, Deconstructed

Twinkie, Deconstructed
Author: Steve Ettlinger
ISBN: 0452289289

This book explored the origins of ingredients found in most processed foods - the Twinkie being chosen for it's typical ingredient label and because it is so well known. The author was funny as well as informative, and it was a quick and interesting read. I had no idea where polysorbate 60 among many other common ingredients came from before reading this, and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in nutrition or food science.