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Spice up your popcorn! Gail Simmons' favorite flavors

March 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM ET

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Which one is their favorite? Natalie and Willie try a sample of Gail Simmons' flavored popcorn.

Sometimes basic butter and salt don't cut it when it comes to popcorn toppings. Gail Simmons from "Top Chef" and Food & Wine magazine has some new twists you can add to your next bowl of kernels. Here are the flavors from:

Dill pickle popcorn

Food & Wine recipe contributed by Grace Parisi

Ingredients

1 tbsp coriander seeds

1 tbsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp. mustard seeds

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. dill seed

1/2 tsp. citric acid (available at Williams-Sonoma.com)

1 tsp. dried dill

5 quarts of buttered popcorn

Directions:

In a spice grinder, pulse all the ingredients to a fine powder. Toss with buttered popcorn and serve.

Spicy Japanese popcorn

Food & Wine recipe contributed by Grace Parisi

Ingredients

2 sheets nori (dried seaweed) crumbled

2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

1 tbsp togarashi chile seasoning

1 tbsp kosher salt

5 quarts of buttered popcorn

Directions:

In a food processor, pulse the first four ingredients to a fine powder. Toss with buttered popcorn and serve.

Ranch dressing popcorn

Food & Wine recipe contributed by Grace Parisi

Ingredients

1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp buttermilk powder

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

5 quarts of buttered popcorn

Directions:

In a food processor, pulse the first five ingredients to a fine powder. Toss with buttered popcorn and serve.

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