That was pretty scary. We almost lost him. One day he was riding along just as happy as a Ho Ho, and the next the cruel forces of capitalism almost strangled the legendary confection of sponge cake with cream filling, known as the Twinkie, with its own lasso.
My new favorite cookbook is Real Snack's: Make your favorite childhood treats without all the junk, by Portland-based author Lara Ferroni. I will always cherish my Twinkie memories, but making "Twinkie Cribs" with my kid... there's no comparison!
Last year, I wrapped up the year in food and nutrition stories with a detailed chronological summary. This time, I want to highlight four of the year's most significant events in the realm of food, food politics, and nutrition -- and the lessons they imparted.
Most likely, the Twinkie will stay the Twinkie, and perhaps that is exactly how it should be. But the doors are now open to variation, a perfect opportunity to give this little yellow cake a healthier look.