>Okay, I give up. I was so entranced with this popcorn recipe I have
>attempted to gather all the ingredients--not an easy task. However, dogged
>and anal that I am, I have nearly succeeded. One ingredient, however,
>remains elusive. I have combed the Bay Area and cannot come up with
>powdered cheese. I cannot begin to tell you the places I have looked from
>the uppest of the upscale to the lowest of the low. Only two people treated
>me with some interest and respect (most suggested I open up a box of Kraft
>Macroni and Cheese which I am tempted to do, then snickered). I hate to
>throw in the towel now that I've come this far so I ask you--please forward
>this to Lorena and ask her to reveal her source for the ever evasive
>powdered cheese! At this point, I don't care what kind it is, just so it's
Tina forwarded your email. Sorry about the long search for the powdered
cheese. I buy it at the Skagit Food Coop in Mount Vernon, Washington, which
I don't think will do you much good.
However, I did ask at another store (also in Washington) and they looked it
up in one of their catalogs (from the wholesalers that they get their herbs,
etc. from) and told me they could order it if I got a 1-pound bag. As
happened, I was leaving for Mexico in a week and it would take longer to
get, so I just stopped by the Skagit Coop on our way out of town and bought
all they had, (about 2/3 of a lb). Now I'm running low and don't think my
supply will last till Carl gets back to Washington in Oct, so .....
Anyway, I'd suggest you go to your favorite health food/herb store and see
if they can find it in their catalog. If a lb bag is too much, I'll be very
happy to split it with you. You could send my share to my mom's (Yuba City)
and I'd send you a check.
Also, if you do find it, if you could send me the details, (which wholesales
had it, etc.). Then I will pass that on to others who can't find it.
But..... don't wait to start poping. The popcorn will still be tasty. :)
Aha!! So I CAN find it in a health food store! You can't imagine how many
people chuckled over that one. Thanks so much! I did find out several
things during my obsessive search: powdered cheese is more of a seasonal
fall/winter type item--Williams Sonoma and Crate and Barrel both have
carried it in a sort of "kit" form with their "special fancy" popcorn. It
has also been sited at Harry and Davids (fancy dancy but I do pass an outlet
in Petaluma on my way up to Mendocino County) and Dean and Delucca (some
kind of fancy gourmet shop--I'm not sure of the spelling--I could't find it
on the internet with any variations I came up with). AND I HAVE seen it. I
remember distinctly picking it up in a grocery store--I think it was the
parmesan type so I was probably buying grated parmesan--realizing it was
powdered and thinking "now who in the sam hill would want to buy this!" Oh
that darn wheel of karma!
Again, thanks so much and I will certainly keep you posted on the next
But..... don't wait to start poping. The popcorn will still be tasty. :)
Well I've made it at last sans powdered cheese but still without a doubt the
best popcorn I have ever had. (Found the special Kaduya (sp?) oil. Wow!)
Well worth the hassle. The yeast will take some getting used to
though--either that or the quantity of oil--something my stomach isn't quite
up to. Or perhaps I'm just still full--it's definitely a meal in itself and
I made the batch last night after dinner. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm
passing the recipe along! And if I ever do run into powdered cheese I will
certainly let you know. I'll be trying the health food store up in Willits,
I think perhaps more friendly and laid back so we can "chat" and perhaps
they'll take the time with me to look in their catalogue. Everyone is so
hurried here in the Bay Area, no time for esoterica!
Thanks again. Pete thanks you, too! Now we have a way to make popcorn when
we move off the grid!
Here we go. Sources for powdered cheese. Leave it to my boss to find it
and quickly. Apparently he used google.com and the source came up
immediately. A good search engine to say the least!
Checked out the websites and this is where it can be ordered. I will be doing so shortly.
Click on "The Baker's Catalogue Online",
then click on "Shop The Catalogue - Online"
Type Cheese into the "Word Search". Not only to they have Vermon Cheddar, which is in the the recipe, but also Blue Cheese Powder. I left it out of the recipe, because I hadn't been able to find it for a couple years. It it is crowning touch
From the King Arthur Flour Baker's catalogue.
Thanks so much! It's been fun! I can't wait until my order arrives! And
interestingly, I've been having a taste craving for that Kaduya (sp?) oil.
I think it really pops popcorn (to make a pun) over the edge! I can't wait
to try the oil with the blue cheese! Gad! I may never eat another morsel
of regular food again!
I hope we meet again in person--maybe in Mexico! I have a craving to see
Copper Canyon. And as you can tell, when my cravings get serious, I get
WOW! I got my order already, last night!! And promptly made a blue cheese
batch! Pete said to tell you it is hands down the best popcorn he's ever
Just thought you'd like to know. That King Arthur place is F-A-S-T! I also
got the date bar mix and made them up already for a dinner tonight--they
look good. I was tempted but refrained from dipping into the batch before
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2000 11:20:07 -0500
From: "Trent Lawan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Carl & Lorena <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: sources for Popcorn Toppings
Thanks so much for the lead! I found just what I wanted.
Carl & Lorena wrote:
> Hello Lawan,
> In the hope of getting this info to you before you suffer extreme popcorn
> cravings, I'll just pass along excerpts from a People's Guide reader who
> helped us locate internet sources for vital toppings. We'd be pleased to
> hear how they work for you.
> best, Carl
> >Yep, I checked the sites out yesterday--all of them--and wound up at the
> >same place AND ordered ALL the cool cheeses (and a few other things to
> >boot!! gad!! I was so excited) --
> >Well, the Blue Cheese is actually Blue Cheese FLAVOR Powder (see site below)
> >but since I don't expect to run into such an esoteric item for many moons if
> >ever, I went for it. I passed on the Orange Cheese Powder as it sounded a
> >bit toxic. But check out that Vermont! Sounds great! And of course, the
> >regular Cheese Powder.
> >Well I've made it at last sans powdered cheese but still without a doubt the
> >best popcorn I have ever had. (Found the special Kaduya (sp?) oil. Wow!)
> >Well worth the hassle. The yeast will take some getting used to
> >though--either that or the quantity of oil--something my stomach isn't quite
> >up to. Or perhaps I'm just still full--it's definitely a meal in itself and
> >I made the batch last night after dinner. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm
> >passing the recipe along! And if I ever do run into powdered cheese I will
> >certainly let you know. I'll be trying the health food store up in Willits,
> -- Carl's note: I just checked the URL above and it works, but you may
> have to enter the site through a higher level, as this is a catalog, and
> searches "time out". Here's the next level up (King Arthur Flour):
> When in doubt... search their catalog for "cheese".
> >I did find out several
> >things during my obsessive search: powdered cheese is more of a seasonal
> >fall/winter type item--Williams Sonoma and Crate and Barrel both have
> >carried it in a sort of "kit" form with their "special fancy" popcorn. It
> >has also been sited at Harry and Davids (fancy dancy but I do pass an outlet
> >in Petaluma on my way up to Mendocino County) and Dean and Delucca (some
> >kind of fancy gourmet shop--I'm not sure of the spelling--I could't find it
> >on the internet with any variations I came up with). AND I HAVE seen it. I
> >remember distinctly picking it up in a grocery store--I think it was the
> >parmesan type so I was probably buying grated parmesan--realizing it was
> >powdered and thinking "now who in the sam hill would want to buy this!" Oh
> >that darn wheel of karma!
> >Carl, Lorena
> >I read your web page and I was wondering if you could guide me in
> >finding powdered cheddar cheese toppings. I live in the Washington,
> >D.C. area.