Popcorn is a snack that has been loved for a very long time. Though many love popcorn, most don’t know the history of how it came to be. According to the spruce, the first records of popcorn actually originate in Mexico. “Deep in a dry cave known as the “Bat Cave” small heads of corn were discovered, as well as several individually popped kernels. This discovery was made by Herbert Dick and Earle Smith in 1948. The kernels have since been carbon dated to be approximately 5,600 years old.”
This snack was also used ad decorations for funeral urns, clothing, and more as early as 300 A.D. and was a popular snack food with Native Americans. This was soon adopted by colonists who adapted it into everything from a breakfast food and even made a recipe similar to kettle corn.
In more modern times, popcorn quickly “popped-up” in microwaves and movie theaters all over America. Traditionally, it calls for salt and plenty of butter. However, there are many nontraditional recipes out there. Unplug the microwave, get out your canola oil and get to popping some real popcorn. There is nothing else like it! Here are a few recipes and movie pairings for inspiration:
Your favorite herb and snack food combined! Enjoy this homey, flavorful popcorn and pair it with your favorite romantic movie. May we suggest the notebook, titanic, or love actually.
Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
Put on your favorite “cheesy” comedy film and pop up a bowl of this delicious salty goodness. A good movie pairing for this dish would be Clueless, Step Brothers, or Zoolander.
Cool Ranch Popcorn Recipe
Two nostalgic snack foods brought together to bring you one super snack! The seasoning on this popcorn is to die for! This would pair best with a classic western film such as Tombstone, Dances With Wolfs, or True Grit.
Whatever you fancy when it comes to your snacks, popcorn is always a tasty choice! Looking to pop into a new home? Contact me today!