Because popcorn is both joyful and forgiving. Popcorn dinners are for movie theaters and movie nights, but also for times when cooking is just too much to attempt.

And because though I love cooking and writing about food, I am also terrified to begin. Popcorn dinners is a banner to remind me that it’s all good, whether I’m excited or feeling uninspired to cook or too dull to write.

There you go, and so I begin!