Once you try making popcorn on the stovetop, it’s hard to go back to the microwaved stuff. Once you find out how fast, easy and incredibly cheap it can be to make, it will become your go-to dish for neighborhood potlucks, wine-fueled book clubs, happy hours in the backyard, kids’ (and grownups’) birthday parties and more.
Here are four solid reasons why stovetop is the way to go:
You’re worried about chemicals in your food
Microwave popcorn has been around since the early ’80s, and while it’s still ubiquitous in dorms and office break rooms everywhere, many people continue to voice concerns about the chemicals floating around in those packets. Manufacturers did stop using the harmful chemical diacetyl back in 2007, but there still are troublesome substances in the packaging itself, since many contain the “forever chemical” perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Tasha Stoiber, senior scientist at the nonprofit Environmental Working Group, told HuffPost: “PFAS is used to make the popcorn...read more...