The Tampa Tribune’s food writer since 2005, Jeff Houck covers the way people live through their food. He also hosts the Table Conversations food podcast and believes that everything crunchy is good.
Most Recent Entries
- And Now, A Look Back At Year 2014 [Back To The Food Future]
- Behold This Year’s Crazy Florida State Fair Food [Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger, Step Aside]
- The Best Things I Ate In 2013, Part 2 [And Some Of Your Favorite Flavors As Well ]
- The Best Things I Ate In 2013, Part 1 [Thanks For The Calories]
- A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Extra For Santa [Up On The Rooftop, Snack, Snack, Snack]
- Epicurean Hotel, One Week From Opening, Tantalizes With Details [Goat Cheese On The Mini-Bar]
- A Word Or Two About Great Bar Food [And The Golden Snacky Award Goes To…]
- This Haiku Contest/Is All About The Fruitcake/Get To Writing, Stat! [Guess Who’s Judging?]
- Five Edible Christmas Gifts To Buy For Friends and Loved Ones [Black Friday Comes Just Once A Year]
- Giving Thanks For Alternatives To Thanksgiving [Turkey, Shmurkey.]
- Taking A Bite Of The Pillsbury Bake-Off [Fear And Baking In Las Vegas]
- Sea Urchin Crostini, Tiger Beef Salad And Faked Alaska [This Week’s Weekend Eats]
- A Way To Eat Kale For People Who Hate Kale [Chef John Besh Cooks From The Heart]
- The Sip: 3 Daughters Brewing Comes To Live [Pumpkin Tap, Carmel Cafe Cocktails, Great Sips]
- Remembering Marcella Hazan [The Most Important Ingredient]
30 Entirely Rational, Unemotional Reactions On Tumblr To The Hostess Bankruptcy [Twinkies Forever]
Posted Nov 18, 2012 by Jeff Houck
Updated Nov 18, 2012 at 09:51 AM
The magnificent ways in which my fellow United States of Americans react to seismic shifts in the cultural landscape never fail to make me proud.
Exxxspecially when they do so in the face of something so inconsequential that a bug hitting a windshield makes more of an impact.
This phenomenon was in full bloom this week with the announcement that Hostess was declaring bankruptcy.
The resulting death of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Sno Balls and Donettes struck all of us hard, but no one more than the level-headed folks who make Tumblr their home for all human emotions.
Here now is a small sampling of their soul-stirring outpouring of love for the newly departed snackstuffs: