Thursday, January 21, 2010

News flash!

Okay, okay! I get it. It's not exactly a revelation that movie theater popcorn is bad for you. But it is good to see it spelled out in black and white.

I wish more chains would make healthier, more delicious popcorn like the indie theaters do. I find it really hard to believe that the movie-going public prefers the overly salted, overly buttered, fake yellow stuff to freshly air popped, lightly salted popcorn.

In the name of science, however, I will keep sampling popcorn sold around the globe.

You're welcome.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy National Popcorn Day!

I don't have any more to add than that. But I promise I will be back with more scintillating popcorn blog posts in the very near future.

In the meantime, go make some popcorn, preferably on the stove. It's okay to save the microwave stuff for emergencies*, if you must, but in reality, popping it on the stove takes about the same time as popping it in the microwave. Of course, you do have to then wash the pot and take it from me, do not get lazy and leave the pot washing until the next day. Due to the magical properties of vegetable oil, overnight it turns to a stickier, more collant mess than Super Glue. You will need to soak the entire pot in hot water and Oxy powder to get that nastinesss off.

*The only emergency I can think of, in this age of DVRs, is being incredibly tired and just wanting to pass out on the couch with a bowl of popcorn. But the thing is, if your day was that horrible, wouldn't you want a really GOOD bowl of popcorn to snack on? Not some chemicaly yellowy popcorn?

Here is a neat tip that I learned from the back of a bag of popcorn. Instead of pouring all the kernels into the pot as soon as you turn on the heat, put 3 kernels in the pot while it heats and then when one of them pops, add the rest.

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Has very definite opinions about: popcorn, beer, sushi, traveling, air conditioning, undergarments, tourists in Manhattan. 

I've been calling myself "a writer" on and off again since I was 6 years old. I'm currently using this space to practice doing more of that, even if it's just spewing junk at you. But  you've been forewarned!

Attention beer people: As much as I love beer, I don't post very much about beer. I prefer drinking it to writing about it. 

I post photos quite regularly to Instagram and sometimes to flickr and I don't usually cross-post them here.