To all my fellow popcorn-loving fans out there, this one’s for you. Why do you love popcorn? For me, I suppose it’s a nostalgia thing…
|Delicious, fresh, made-to-order gourmet popcorn from Orange County-based company, Popcorn Cravings|
Every time I eat popcorn, it transports me instantly to the movie theaters of suburban Chicago where I spent Summers as a kid with my favorite cousin, Katherine. Katherine taught me the true meaning of popcorn-eating. She has always been a petite little thing – much smaller than I – but dang. When it comes to popcorn, that girl knows how to throw it down.
We’re not talking measly kid-size popcorn bags for our movie outings – oh, no. Those would not do. We got the BIG popcorn buckets – I believe they could legitimately be called ‘tubs’. Extra-Large. One each. No sharing. There was absolutely no sharing when it came to movie theater popcorn & my cousin. She had a system for buttering & salting it too… it involved layering… she’d instruct the guy behind the counter, “A little popcorn, then butter, then salt, then some more popcorn…” And, of course, she’d ask for a to-go cup of popcorn salt for our in-theater salting needs. Not to be confused with the iodized salt that they had at the kiosk out in the lobby… no no no… popcorn salt. The superfine orange stuff that the popcorn guy had to reluctantly dish out to us upon request. Only the best for us! I’d usually make it through about 1/3 of my bag and have to throw in the towel. Not Katherine. She’d finish hers and then be ready for some of my leftovers. I was mesmerized. She was my popcorn hero.
So, when the opportunity presented itself recently to photograph some gorgeous gourmet popcorn made by the Orange County-based company ‘Popcorn Cravings‘, naturally I couldn’t refuse.