Saturday, January 24, 2009

Joy Of Cooking Update: Popcorn

Posted by Trott

Word to the wise: When The Joy of Cooking instructs you to use a 3-quart pot for popping popcorn, do not use a 2-quart pot.

I got to try different pots, as there are 6 different savory additions to popcorn. The most fun pot to use is definitely one with a glass lid so you can watch the hot popping action. All the savory additions were good, but my favorites were grated Parmesan, finely chopped rosemary, and garlic powder. I will have to try those three in various combinations.

The popcorn recipe is on page 71. It was somewhat unsettling to read, "For sweet popcorn additions, see [page] 865." If I cooked the recipes at the rate of one page a day—and there are roughly 6 recipes on each page—I still would not be done in two years. If I go at the more reasonable but still ambitious rate of one recipe a day, we're talking about twelve years.

And that assumes that when I get up to the bear meat recipe, I don't have any problems obtaining bear meat.



 Emily said...

Given your schedule as described, I don't think there's any hurry for you to find a bear to eat. But I'll keep my eyes open for you next time I go camping.

4:40 PM, January 24, 2009

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