Last month a jury in Colorado awarded 59-year-old Wayne Watson $7.2 million from three companies for damages caused by microwave popcorn. The reason? In 2007 Mr. Watson contracted a rare but serious lung disease.
Everyone was wondering what would come after cupcakes in the culinary saga of low-culture-meets-high-culture and kiddie-classics-go-ironic. Sugary cereals made a run for it, but popcorn might have the edge, if San Francisco chefs get their way.