I thought Mark Bittman was a genius when I started cooking from his book, How to Cook Everything. I thought he was a visionary when I read VB8. And then I read the recipe that changed my life:
1 brown paper lunchbag + 3 T popcorn + microwave 3-4 min (listen for 2 second gap between popping) note: there is no oil, no butter, no cooking spray, no additives, nothing. And compare the cost of one brown paper bag and a handful of popcorn kernels to a single bag of prepackaged “microwave” popcorn).
Add your favorite flavors: good olive oil & salt, smoked paprika, cinnamon & brown sugar, whatever.
Toss and serve (or consume). YUM!