Recently, we were baking pie. We wanted to do a side-by-side comparison of butter crust and oil crust.
The oil crust was very flaky, but there was something odd about it. The oil we’d used was kind of old. It wasn’t exactly rancid, but it was not exactly fresh either.
The pie had an aftertaste just like movie theater popcorn.
Which led us to conclude that the secret for making really great movie theater popcorn at home is to use really old oil.
(We didn’t have a picture of the pie, so we gave you a picture of some dim sum buns with cheese and pepperoni. The cheese is pepperoni-jack.)