What is something (an edible something) that you could not live without? Some type of food that if the doctor told you, “I’m sorry, but if you keep eating (fill in the blank), you will experience major health issues!” you’d continue eating it anyway?
For me, it’s POPCORN!! 🙂
I have loved popcorn for as long as I can remember! Growing up, my mother made popcorn every Saturday night. From 7:30pm, we’d be watching a show called “Quiz Derby”. It was a 30-minute quiz show that we’d watch as a family every week. It was a show like this…
At about 7:45, she’d go into the kitchen and start cooking. You could hear her shuffling around, the “clank” of the lid on the popcorn pot (which was actually a tempura pot that she used for popping popcorn) and a few minutes later, you could hear pops… a few at first and then continuous stream of sound.
The quiz show would end and, just like clockwork, my mom would walk into the living room, sit down on the floor next to me with a BIG bowl of popcorn and our favorite Saturday night show would begin.
In my mind, it was like this: popcorn = “Hachi ji Dayo! Zeiin Shuugou!” (“It’s 8 o’ Clock! Everyone, come together!”) and vice versa
For those of you who grew up in Japan, here’s a nostalgic clip for you. For those of you who grew up in other places, this is the variety/comedy show we watched every Saturday night at 8pm.
So, through the laughter and singing along with the top-selling hits of the time, you could smell that wonderful warm smell and hear the crunch of popcorn!
Nowadays, there are so many different types, so many different flavors. But for me… put it in a big bowl, just sprinkle a little salt on the top and… perfection! 🙂
Do you have a popcorn story/memory? What’s your favorite flavor?