All-American popcorn meets flavors from around the globe.
When combined with interesting spices, popcorn can become a sophisticated snack good enough for parties. Experiment with your favorite herbs and spices, keeping in mind these tips:
- Spices that need to be cooked (like cumin, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and turmeric) are best sizzled in oil before you add the corn.
- Powdered spices or seasonings can be sprinkled on once the popcorn is cooked.
- Add seasonings to hot popcorn to ensure that the spices stick to the kernels.
- Eat immediately.
By Monica Bhide, a food writer in Dunn Loring, Va.
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