They have a popcorn maker. They have popcorn buckets, bags, and scoops. But I'm in search of a popcorn-related gift I can get some popcorn-heads in Toronto, ideally by tomorrow. These people are popcorn purists and it's really hard to get them anything popcorn-related that they don't already have. Their holy grail is "savoy salt," which I've never even heard of. What do I get these folks? Where might I get it?
posted by Miss T.Horn
on May 1, 2014 -
It's sung by a woman in some kind of retro rock-y style that I can't quite articulate. It's a list of foods that girls either.. like or don't like, and the chorus is about popcorn.. I think.
Challenge: pretty sure this is from a Portland, OR band, as I heard this on the local Portland-centric radio station KZME. [more inside]
posted by curious nu
on Apr 7, 2014 -
DIY Gift Filter: Give me your best homemade candied/flavored popcorn recipes that last long enough to be suitable for mailing. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos
on Dec 1, 2013 -
My popcorn ceilings contains asbestos and I'm wondering how should we deal with it? [more inside]
posted by ljs30
on Apr 24, 2013 -
I really like microwave popcorn. I make it by hand too, and sometimes via this paper bag method
, but I sort of really like factory processed microwave popcorn.
Especially kettlecorn! I love fresh fairground kettlecorn, but I also really like microwave "kettlecorn," which is a different beast altogether.
...and I'd like your recommendations!
posted by sawdustbear
on Apr 5, 2012 -
Cooking popcorn with vegetable oil is discoloring my stainless steel pan. It leaves a dark yellowish stain both inside and outside around the rim. Is this a reaction with the metal? Is there a way to avoid this happening? And most importantly, is there a way to remove this discoloration? Scrubbing does nothing.
posted by stopgap
on Dec 8, 2011 -
I like savoury popcorn. I don't like only putting salt on it. I also don't live near somewhere that sells the balsamic vinegar-flavoured stuff they have near work. Is there a way of buying flavour powders online? Or are there easy home recipes for nice savoury popcorn? I live in the UK so it'd have to be available or ship to here.
posted by mippy
on Sep 1, 2011 -
I want to perk up my popcorn. What toppings that are probably sitting around the house, or are easily found at a typical grocery store, do you all find the yummiest? Wet, dry, shake, stir, good-for-you, bad-for-you (real butter!!), I don't care, just suggest anything that tastes good and is readily available.
posted by luvmywife
on Apr 20, 2010 -
I got an Orville Redenbacher hot air popper for Christmas - and it smells terrible. [more inside]
posted by chickaboo
on Jan 12, 2010 -
A month ago we purchased decorative mini corn cobs that looked a lot like the "mini indian corn" on this page
. Attached to the cobs were instructions (now misplaced) that gave instructions to soak and then pop the corn. The decorative phase for the corn is waning, and we're ready to pop it. How? [more inside]
posted by quinoa
on Nov 25, 2009 -
Popcorn balls ought to be the perfect seasonal treat, but they are always woefully inedible. I have this perfect popcorn ball in my mind. Can you help me figure out how to make it? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis
on Sep 30, 2009 -
Mystery TV show segment - in the early 90's (I think) there was an American cable television show which had a cutaway gag about the history of movie theater popcorn. The joke was that before popcorn was invented, concession stands sold deviled eggs. Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by azuresunday
on Mar 24, 2009 -
Where can I buy Cheddar and/or White Cheddar cheese popcorn just like the Boy Scouts sell? It was GREAT and now it's too late to buy more from them. It is also rather expensive.
I realize I'm probably going to have to buy mail-order. The ready-made stuff I've tried from the supermarket doesn't have the same taste and it always seems like it is half-stale.
posted by 14580
on Dec 8, 2008 -
We had some coconut oil in containers in our freezer (we use the oil for popping popcorn - we buy it in bulk and then freeze it for later) and for some reason this latest batch has all turned green. [more inside]
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys
on Oct 7, 2008 -
Anybody remember where (the URL) to find the funny sign you can put near the workplace microwave about BURNING THE FREAKING MICROWAVE POPCORN? (At the risk of ending up on Passive-Aggressive Notes
, I could use one right now.)
posted by spock
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Anyone have any magic for removing the "popcorn" from my bathroom ceiling?
posted by Zebtron
on Jan 2, 2008 -
I understand that Pop Weaver Microwave Popcorn no longer has Diacetyl - an ingredient for flavoring. How can you tell which packages no longer have Diacetyl?
posted by cmh0150
on Sep 1, 2007 -
What are some tasty toppings I can put on air-popped popcorn that contain no cholesterol, no salt, few calories and are vegetarian?
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Sep 26, 2005 -
How do you make popcorn? Specifically old fashioned, non microwave stove top popcorn. I really want great salty buttered popcorn that doesn't come from a bag.
posted by hollygoheavy
on Aug 20, 2005 -
Whenever real butter is used for a topping on my popcorn it seems to work well, coats the popcorn, does not make it soggy. When I use margarine it seems to "melt" the popcorn, making it soggy. [more inside]
posted by sled
on Feb 18, 2005 -
I remember a TV-show, oh so very vaguely, that I want to say was called "Popcorn." But it's not, apparently, according to Google and IMBD... [more inside]
posted by cortex
on Aug 26, 2004 -
I bought some microwave popcorn that pops fine at work (a newer microwave with a popcorn button), but at home, with popcorn from the same box, I end up with a shriveled bag. The microwave at home isn't so new as to have a popcorn button, but it's not totally ancient either. I'm guessing there's some trick to it that involves NOT following the instructions provided on the bag, but I have no idea what they might be. Any ideas?
posted by hootch
on Feb 25, 2004 -