Books Steve Ettlinger Books by Steve Ettlinger Steve Ettlinger has written books about: Digital Culture Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Food & Wine Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Steve Ettlinger From left: Sodium benzoate, azodicarbonamide, shellac. The images are from Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products. Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts hide caption toggle caption Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts The Salt 'Ingredients': An Eye-Opening Look At The Additives In Our Food September 25, 2015 What does diacetyl look like? And what's it doing in our food? A new book seeks to demystify 75 common food additives with striking photos of these ingredients and details on their uses and history. The Salt The Science Of Twinkies: How Do They Last So Darned Long? July 10, 2013 When Twinkies hit the stores again on July 15, their shelf life will be nearly twice as long as it used to be: 45 days. (We were surprised it wasn't longer.) There's a whole lot of food science employed to help the creme-filled cake defy the laws of baked-good longevity.