Chat: Ballpark Kettle Corn

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sec 310, Row D: Any idea why there was no kettle corn at Nationals Park? That was one of my favorite things at RFK. Any chance it's just one of those things that will roll out later this season?

Walter Nicholls: There is reason for hope. Kettle corn, less sticky and sweet than caramel corn, has lots of fans in and out of a ballpark. Popped in iron kettles and then tossed with sugar, honey or molasses and finally salt, it was much loved in Colonial America. Gael Doar, spokeswoman for Centerplate, the catering management firm handling the food service at Nationals Park, says, "We recognize that kettle corn is a favorite, and we're looking into it."

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