With Hostess crumbling, books to turn to
Consumers reacted intensely after news of Hostess' demise. (Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty Images / November 16, 2012)
Twinkie, Deconstructed by Steve Ettlinger. From the publisher: "From the phosphate mines in Idaho to the oil fields in China, 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."
The Fried Twinkie Manifesto by Ryan Moehring. A humorous collection of stories and essays ranging from "biblical foreskin mysteries, to having his head split open by a crowbar-wielding man named Thor or getting busted for pickpocketing in a remote Mexican desert."
The Twinkies Cookbook. Hostess sought recipes from loyal Twinkophiles and hundreds offered "inventive, homegrown, and sometimes wacky recipes." The Baltimore Sun said, "The genius of Twinkies is they are exactly what they are—amazingly simple and tres elegantes."