The secrets of making popcorn

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November 27, 2006|By Photos by Monica Lopossay | Photos by Monica Lopossay,Sun photographer

Popcorn will tell on itself. "That's how you know it's done. If you just listen, it just tells right on itself," says Edward Morning, a worker at the Jeppi Nut Co., which has been in business for more than 100 years.

Dozens of times a day, for 13 years, Morning has prepared popcorn and an assortment of nuts. But unlike popcorn, nuts are a guessing game.

"Nuts are funny; how long you cook them depends on what country they are from and the type of nut," he says.

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