Today I will be featuring Laura from The Cooking Photographer. I love her site and her food photos. Laura shared her recipe with me for Sweet and Salty Popcorn. Be sure to visit her blog for more delicious recipes. Thank you Laura for sharing with us your wonderful blog and recipes. We are looking forward to your posts.
I also found out some interesting facts about Laura. In the interview I ask the following questions:
What Is your favorite recipe?
“From the simple to the fancy my favorite recipe is literally whatever I’m oohing & ahhing over at the moment. “
How long have you been blogging?
“1 1/2 very short years.”
What inspires you?
“My inspiration comes from all kinds of places. Region, season, family, friends, mood, cookbooks, pictures, blogs, what’s in the fridge, what’s exciting in ingredients, what my editors tell me they want, what’s in my liqueur cabinet, magazines, historical cookbooks and so on. I live food. It’s my passion and profession.”
What is your favorite cookbook?
“The very classic Joy of Cooking. I can twist new recipes out of basic classics.”
Who taught you to cook and at what age?
“I first learned to cook while taking odd jobs to support myself in my teens and early twenties. With the basics covered I was able to grow from there.”
Kettle style popcorn pops right on your stove.
Sweet and Salty Stovetop Popcorn
3 tablespoons extra light olive oil or vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
3 tablespoons vanilla flavoring syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
Warm oil over medium high heat in a heavy 4 quart pot with a handle for one minute. Stir in popcorn kernels and give the pan a shake to spread them out. Loosely cover the pot with a lid so some of the heat can escape.When the first pops begin secure the lid and move the pot back and forth gently until the popping slows. Turn off the heat and move the popcorn to a bowl.
Place the vanilla syrup, butter, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil for two minutes stirring constantly. Drizzle mixture over popcorn and toss to combine.
Total time 10 minutes.
Recipe& photograph by Laura Flowers