Popcorn has been around since the 18th century, but it didn’t become more wide spread until the 19th century. Americans tried many different methods to pop the corn. One method included throwing kernels in hot ashes, stirred, and sifted out the popped corn. Others tried cooking corn in kettles filled with fat or lard. The most popular method was cooking corn over an open fire in a wire box with a long wooden handle. January 19th is National Popcorn Day, so pop some corn and check out these 10 facts to celebrate.
Karyn Moyer is the Senior Marketing Manager at AgHires. Karyn enjoys learning and discovering new ways to help job seekers and clients to reach their goals. AgHires helps agricultural and food production companies find the employees they need to run a successful business.