Popcorn

Popcorn Recipes

Today is National Popcorn Day. And, as Renee shows us, the ubiquitous kernel has a way of–dare we say it?–popping up at important life events.

Elvis Presley

A Kingly Appetite

Elvis food–all the dishes, like his quirky peanut butter-banana-bacon sandwich–has inspired generations of cooks. What’s your Elvis-ish treat?

Saffron Threads

Saffron: Spendy Threads

While saffron picking in Washington state, Jess Thomson learns a thing or three about crocuses, back-breaking work, and la rosa de saffron.

Lardo

Hog Heaven: Lardo di Colonnata

Lardo di Colonnata is the pristine, silky fat from pigs that sup on forest nuts near the Italian town of Colonnata and that’s cured in an herby brine.

Baseball Poster

Cracker Jack Mom

Her ball park tradition of peanuts and popcorn flummoxed her French husband and her son—until she made her own.

In One Cook’s Hands

After eschewing dishes from her native Puerto Rico while living in NYC, Andrea Moya Munoz returned home to be taught by her family’s beloved cook.