Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Twinkie Burritos??

Or .. how to gross out your friends at dinnertime and make them wish they never met you!


Believe it or not, in honor of their 75th anniversary, the crazy people at Hostess compiled the Twinkies Cookbook (2006) that was just published by Ten Speed Press. This amazing book gives you 50 recipes — everything you need to know to actually prepare food containing Twinkies — “food” that is reported to actually be edible. “Food” such as Twinkie Burritos, Pigs in a Twinkie, Twinkie Sushi, Twinkie Lasagna, and for dessert, the red, white and blue Patriotic Twinkie Pie. Having reviewed a few books on this site (not this one, though), I will say that the “inventive and unexpected” part of this book’s title is certainly accurate.

Oh wow, aren’t you hungry now?

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Hat tip to Diane in Ohio who, no doubt, has a cast-iron stomach and friends to spare.

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Comments

  1. #1 Shelley Batts
    June 28, 2006

    This book may single-handedly become responsbile for a massive surge in obesity.

    That said, fried twinkies are da bomb.

  2. #2 Left_Wing_Fox
    June 28, 2006

    And people wonder why american cuisine gets so little respect. Hurk!

  3. #3 biosparite
    June 29, 2006

    Ditto on the obesity edidemic. At my former employer of 25 years ago there was a vending machine in the office kitchen that dispensed Twinkies in a twin-pack, inter alia. Twice a year there was a three-for-the-price-of-two promotion, and the firm librarian, an inveterate Twinkies fan, would begin gaining weight. The promotion would run a few weeks. After the promotion ended, her weight would gradually drop to normal. I stopped eating Twinkies a long time ago. I felt as if I were mutating after putting away a few of them. One advantage to cooking with Twinkies is that you could potentially have leftovers for years, what with all the preservatives.

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