AMITIAE - Saturday 5 December 2015
A Locally Made Indulgence: French Butter Caramel Popcorn by Pâtissserie 73
By Graham K. Rogers
It is apparently still available, although the Butterkist website looks as if the products have been updated. It was not until I spent a couple of years in the US Mid-west that I experienced freshly-prepared popcorn in huge tubs, with melted butter. I was also able to pop corn at home, although the results were mixed and I once set off the smoke alarm.
The initial taste is slightly bitter. This quickly gives way to a full-mouthed sweetness on the tongue and towards the back of the mouth. As each piece was swallowed, I automatically reached out for more. In its own way, the French butter caramel popcorn was every bit as good as a stollen, a rum baba, or a white chocolate cake, with their merging of flavours.
The setup is that orders may be placed via Pâtissserie 73 on Facebook or by phone (094-986-7373): cash on delivery. For orders outside of Bangkok I understand that a PayPal account has been set up.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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