COOKING WITH POPCORN, by Andrew F. Smith
Marty Martindale

We are pleased to welcome Andy Smith to Food Site of the Day, and we look forward to reading more of his writings. Find more details on Andy at the end of this article.

Most of us think of popcorn as fun, audience food, and your host likes to float a little on the tops of suitable steaming-hot soups. We also think how much work it must have been when early man was reported to have tossed old, dried corn kernels into his bonfires then jumped around frantically Continue reading

TRIVIA — ALL ABOUT POPCORN
Marty Martindale

Did you know that unpopped kernels in the bottom of your popcorn bag, box or bowl are called “old maids?” Popcorn is  another fun, audience food, another of those “bet-you-can’t-eat-just-one-mouthful” treats. Carelessly, we think of it as “junk food,” however, popcorn is a thorough-going vegetable which supplies your body with more iron than eggs, peanuts, spinach or roast beef. It contains more phosphorous and fiber than potato chips, ice cream cones or pretzels!

Marketers have fun with this popped stuff, too. Grown in four possible natural colors, Continue reading