Marvel films are always popular. One of the most anticipated Marvel films probably ever is Black Panther. Not only is the source material popular amongst comic readers, but the cast for this film is absolutely incredible. We may be a little biased in our love of Angela Bassett (come on, we are HUGE American Horror Story fans) but the whole cast is just sheer perfection. We’ve created a fun recipe inspired by the film, Berbere Spiced Popcorn.
Black Panther “follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king and Black Panther are tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.”
When creating our Berbere Spiced Popcorn, we really wanted to explore the cultural flavors of Wakanda (or rather the area it would be in). To accomplish this, we focused on celebrating the region and its people. We used Berbere seasoning (which is widely used in the region) to create a recipe that showcases one of the flavors popular in that part of Africa. Berbere Seasoning is a spicy blend that uses not only a hot spice but also warming spices like cinnamon and allspice. The result is a smoky-sweet and spicy flavor.
In addition to our delicious Berbere Spiced Popcorn recipe, we are giving away 4 pairs of screening tickets for a sneak preview of Black Panther! The screening will be held at Harkins Arizona Mills on February 13th. The screening starts at 7 pm and the winners should arrive at 6:15 in order to guarantee their seating. Winners will be selected on Monday, February 12th. Good luck!
The Geeks celebrate the world of Wakanda and the Black Panther movie with a Berbere Spiced Popcorn recipe!
- 6 Cups Popcorn (We used buttered popcorn)
- Cooking Spray or Butter (if not using buttered popcorn)
- 1 tbsp Berbere Seasoning (you can buy this in some stores or make it yourself)
- Prepare popcorn using preferred method.
- Coat popcorn with butter or cooking spray (if using unbuttered popcorn).
- Sprinkle Berbere Seasoning over popcorn.
- Toss, making sure popcorn is evenly coated.
If you'd like to have your popcorn a little less spicy, it is best to make the Berbere blend yourself and reduce the amount of cayenne used. You can also reduce the amount of spice blend used overall as well.