The term “gourmet” is used to refer to anyone who can distinguish good food and fine wine. When people hear the word, they immediately think of the best slice of steak, or the oldest and most expensive wine they can taste. For some, gourmet is not necessarily a fancy dish from an expensive restaurant. It can also mean “homemade” or cooked slowly and carefully using the ingredients they find at home. The word “gourmet” can be used with any food that you cook. This is why we have gourmet popcorn. Who would have thought that we can still do more on our all-time favourite movie snack? Gourmet popcorn is becoming a trend nowadays because of the unlimited possibilities that you can do with this addictive snack. Don’t worry about making popcorn more complicated. It is still your old-time maize on a hot oiled pan. The secret is in the flavoring.
Since we are talking about the finer things in life like food and wine, we cannot avoid the topic of flavors. And flavoring makes your popcorn different from the rest. Most of the people nowadays are health conscious and would like to avoid artificial flavorings like powdered cheese, barbecue, or butter that we usually see on pre-popped corns on movie houses. We can forget about all those flavored popcorn because we can make our own versions at home using the best ingredients that we can find in our kitchen. Now you don’t have to worry about what goes in your food because you will be the one to put all the flavors that you want in your popcorn. Plus the fact that it is fun hearing those pops in the pan and eventually smelling the freshness of the corn in the air. A-maize-ing, isn’t it?