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.