Kernels of magic
Popcorn is one of America’s great snack foods. Delicious, aromatic and noisy, it is the perfect nosh for popping into the mouth, mindlessly watching movies and sporting events. Of course, like so many homespun treats, from boiled peanuts to deviled eggs, popcorn in recent years has gotten all gourmet. Posted on November 7, 2012.
Popcorn is a centuries-old simple food that has gone gourmet. Another ancient use for the corn kernel, dried hominy, at left, is soaked, fried and sprinked with chili-spice. (Renne Brock/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
This nutty-cheese popcorn features grated Parmesan cheese, pistachios and cashews. (Renne Brock/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Chef Joe Truex of Atlanta mixes up a batch of Glady’s Popcorn Balls which are bacon-studded. (Renne Brock/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
To form Gladys’s bacon-studded popcorn balls, use a spoon to scoop up the popcorn mix and form the balls while the mixture is still warm. (Renne Brock/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)