#99: Steve Ettlinger – Twinkie, Deconstructed

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This is our interview with Steve Ettlinger, author of Twinkie, Deconstructed and Ingredients: A Visual Exploration.

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Episode 99 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 0:45 – How did you get inspired to write about Twinkies?
  • 4:30 – What fascinating or interesting things did you learn about Twinkie ingredients?
  • 7:30 – Did you learn anything terrifying?
  • 14:30 – Is the fear of food additives and “chemicals” widespread?
  • 19:00 – What was the response to the book?
  • 28:00 – You said “Almost any bread or cake you eat is made from at least five different kinds of rock”. Can you elaborate?
  • 31:40 – What is the Twinkie-Industrial Complex and how does it influence government policy?
  • 36:40 – What is your other book, Ingredients, about?
  • 40:00 – What’s your next project?