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March 4, 2018
Why does everyone like to eat popcorn at the movies?

Have you ever wondered what creates this unstoppable desire in everyone - to munch on popcorn anytime we even walk outside the door of a movie theater or watch a movie at home? What is it that makes us grab hold of the biggest bowl of popcorn… and finish it halfway before the commercials are even over? No, it is not a sign of weakness that we all give in – or, at least it’s not just a sign of weakness! :-)

You see popcorn, according to experts, has this amazing power to draw us to it, due to the aroma of freshly baked butter that is “poured” all over it. This my friends, is something that has been going on since… the 1840’s – meaning the time that popcorn made its first appearance in our lives. I’m sure it won first prize as the new snack on the block and during the following years, it evolved into a… movie-star!!!!

So, according to the research conducted at the University of South Carolina (who researched this subject in the past), we are drawn to popcorn, very simply because our brains have connected it with the whole cinematic experience! Experts have also discovered that individuals who enjoy eating popcorn during a movie, are not so concerned with its flavor or quality. All they care about is being able to act out the repetitive process of picking up popcorn out of the bowl and putting it into their mouths… again and again and again…

Seeing that this year’s Oscars are being held this Sunday, I thought I would create some great recipes for amazing, delicious, freshly popped, homemade popcorn!!! This is how these 4 super tasty popcorn flavors came about; and to be quite honest – each one deserves an Oscar!  

You can enjoy them on Sunday (if you watch the Oscars) or any day of the week! And just so you know… the following selection of popcorn flavors are not just for munching with the movie experience! You can enjoy them any day and for any reason! As a crunchy, tasty snack while you work or a special treat for your friends!

All you have to do is choose your favorite flavor!

 

Akis

Spicy popcorn

Spicy popcorn by Greek chef Akis Petretzikis

Popcorn with rosemary and gruyere

Popcorn with rosemary and gruyere by Greek chef Akis Petretzikis

Thai popcorn

Thai popcorn by Greek chef Akis Petretzikis

Sweet popcorn

Sweet popcorn by Greek chef Akis Petretzikis

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