I used to cook my popcorn in a hot-air poppper and pretend to like it but in all honesty, I'd rather chew my own shoes. Or add copious amounts of butter. I now have a crank popcorn popper for the stove-top and I really like it. It also is good for roasting raw nuts, like peanuts or almonds, with chile powder, garlic and salt. But true happiness comes from taking our Rancho Gordo Premium Crimson Popping Corn and cooking it in a wee bit of duck fat instead of oil. It's how I define a good time. San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market watch: My neighbors, Catalan Family Farm, has chilaca chiles so you should get them while you can! I wrote about them earlier here.