The Story of Popcorn Culture
Another rainy Saturday afternoon. In a pretty yellow bedroom, two teenage girls are curled up. They have pooled their allowance and purchased a stack of retro comic books from the used book store. The romance comics are particularly coveted and saved for last.
A bowl of home-made popcorn is also shared.
When the final comic book and kernel of corn have been devoured, the girls talk about their future.
It is a good memory.
Many Years Later……
One girl marries young and moves away. The other girl pursues a myriad of occupations and interests involving design, writing, and the culinary arts. She enjoys culinary adventure and the penning of a funny story the most. Mid-life, she decides she wants to do something that is creative and different because she “is not done yet.” It becomes her mantra.
One Saturday afternoon she remembers those romance comic-book rituals. They seem so absurd now – to the point of being ridiculously funny. But what she remembers most is the popcorn. It resurrects a culinary passion. She experiments with different flavours and toppings and thinks, if I could meld this deliciously unique popcorn with a bit of that comic-book relief…….
That I’m “not done yet” mantra explodes into the doing: Popcorn Culture – The Art of Corn is created.