Popcorn has been around for thousands of years and it's America's favorite snack food. Andrew Smith is author of Popped Culture: A Social History of Popcorn in America. In this classic conversation from 2001, Lynne chats with Andrew as he debunks some popcorn myths and explains why it has such staying power. If this conversation makes you hungry for popcorn, try this recipe from Mark Bitterman for Bitter Buttered Popcorn.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication, and a Gracie Allen Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show.