Popcorn is the great American munchie, and it deserves the creative gourmet treatment to rescue it from the pre-packaged microwave chemistry experiments available at every grocery store. Popcorn offers up nearly 70 tantalizing recipes-both savory and sweet-to ensure that popcorn is never boring again. Try tart and piquant Lemon-Pepper Popcorn or Classic Barbecue, or even Gorgonzola and Green Onion for something completely different. On the sweet side, the offerings include Hawaiian Luau (featuring coconut and white chocolate), Popcorn S'mores, and Bananas Foster (the popcorn version). Patrick Evans-Hylton also shows how to use popcorn as an ingredient in main course dishes such as Popcorn Shrimp and Fish Fry with Seasoned Popcorn which use popped popcorn as a coating ingredient. And the Chesapeake Crab Cakes are stunningly delicious!
Patrick Evans-Hylton is the food editor of Hampton Roads magazine, the editor of Virginia Wine Lover magazine, and the on-air host of Everyday Gourmet on WVEC-TV. He lives in Virginia Beach, VA.