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Karen DeMasco

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    Dukkah Spice

    A blend of nuts, seeds, and spices, the Mediterranean spice mix dukkah (dook-ah) is warm, complex, savory, and rich. Although not widely available, its components are, so it’s easy to…

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    Maple-Bacon Popcorn

    As we all know, bacon makes everything better, even popcorn. For the most bacon flavor, pop the corn in the rendered bacon fat.

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    Togarashi Popcorn with Dry-Roasted Edamame

    Mildly hot, with notes of citrus and pepper, togarashi is a Japanese spice powder often used to flavor noodles. Here, it adds a tingly heat to the popcorn. And if…

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    Dukkah-Spiced Popcorn

    Dukkah, also spelled duqqa, is an Egyptian nut, seed, and spice mixture used to season everything from yogurt dips to grilled meats; warm popcorn really brings out its fragrant, nutty…

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    Truffle & Parmesan Popcorn

    It’s almost impossible to resist the scent of truffle. Bring out a bowl of this at a party, and watch your guests come running.

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    Cinnamon Toast Popcorn

    Tossed with toasty brown butter and cinnamon sugar, this popcorn is slightly sweet and super delicious. Adding milk powder to the melting butter creates brown bits for even more flavor.

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    Dark Chocolate and Coconut Popcorn

    Popcorn as dessert? Why not, when it’s streaked with dark chocolate melted by the heat of the just-popped popcorn and tossed with sweetened coconut.

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    Pepperoni Pizza Popcorn

    Guaranteed to please kids and adults alike. For best flavor, be sure the cheese is very finely grated—a rasp-style grater works best—so that it’s distributed well.

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    Chinese Five-Spice Popcorn

    For something so simple, this packs a huge flavor punch, thanks to the heady aroma of five-spice powder. Though good with store-bought five-spice powder, it’s even better with a homemade…

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    Gremolata Popcorn

    A blend of fresh lemon zest, garlic, and parsley, gremolata is the classic topping for osso buco, but it also makes a fantastic popcorn topping. Garlic powder stands in for…