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Sampler Platter: smaller Twinkies, kosher sports drinks and more

November 3, 2008 |  5:00 pm
  • Twinkies2_2 Hostess releases Twinkies in 100-calorie snack packs. Now you can spend just as much money for more packaging, less food and the illusion of health. --CNN
  • From beef spleen to bull penis, Eddie Lin of Deep End Dining lists 11 "scary meats" and where to find them. --Los Angeles
  • Union Bagel will replace the Toaster in the ground floor of downtown's Heron Building (512 W. 6th St.) starting Nov. 12. --Angelenic
  • A Hasidic rabbi offers thirsty marathoners kosher sports drinks. --NYT
  • Pumpkin decadence: pumpkin cinnamon rolls with cranberry/pumpkin butter, walnut filling and maple icing. --Wandering Chopsticks
  • Crushing on Giada de Laurentiis at the Paley Center last Tuesday. --LAist
  • Refuting the "bacon backlash." --Bacon Today
  • The edible book, "a surreal duet of food and art." --Pleasure Palate

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Associated Press