We all love the convenience of microwaved popcorn. However, we could do without the icky chemicals in conventional microwavable popcorn bags. Air poppers and stovetop popcorn are fun alternatives but when it comes to speed nothing really beats the microwave. So what's a popcorn lover to do? This new microwave popcorn maker promises a solution.
Made by Lekue, a Spanish company that specializes in silicone kitchen tools, this microwave popcorn maker is a great option for various reasons. It pops up to 10 cups of popcorn in just 2 to 3 minutes, it's easy to clean, requires no oil and - unlike air poppers - it is collapsible, which will save you valuable counter space.
The product was developed in collaboration with the Alicia Foundation, a Spanish organization that specializes in technological innovation in cuisine. The microwave popcorn maker retails for $20, about the same as you would pay for a basic air popper, but if space is a concern it seems like a pretty solid buy. Find it here.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.