When you mention popcorn, most people think of the kind you microwave; or even worse, the stale, artificially-buttered type from the movie theater. But believe it or not, popcorn is so much better than that. When popped fresh on the stove, it tastes fresh and crisp and is even deserving of a spot at your next cocktail party. And you don't have to play it straight when it comes to popcorn. There are so many flavors you can add, savory or sweet.