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Twinkie, Deconstructed - My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined Yes, Mined, and Manipulated into What America Eats-logo

Twinkie, Deconstructed - My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined Yes, Mined, and Manipulated into What America Eats

Steve Ettlinger

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Description:

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 of Plaster of Paris) this book is for you.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Lund

Length:

5h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:45


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:52