In Strong Defense of Molly Yeh's Popcorn Salad Recipe

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Cookbook author, Food Network host, and Food52 resident Molly Yeh has effectively shaken
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Cookbook author, Food Network host, and Food52 resident Molly Yeh has effectively shaken the internet with her recipe for crunchy snap pea popcorn salad. Naturally, we couldn’t be happier for her or more excited to test out this tantalizing-sounding concoction ourselves (though whether or not popcorn salad sounds tantalizing is, again, notably subjective).

Popcorn salad isn’t a novel concept—it’s existed in its traditional mayo-coated, vegetable-studded form across the Midwest for untold decades (though scores of Midwesterners weighed in to say they’d never heard of it until the recipe made its way into headlines). In fact, adding an acidic dressing to a puffed grain is commonplace in plenty of food cultures—think Indian chaat and Ecuadoran or Peruvian ceviche—and adding a liquid element of any kind to a puffed grain frequently results in a texturally pleasing crunchy-soggy hybrid that keeps us going back to the cereal box.

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