I saw an episode of Good Eats recently based around popcorn, and Alton had all these different varieties and suggested ways of cooking it. I wanted to follow his advice and see if it really made a difference in the taste, but when I went shopping I found the only type of unpopped popcorn which wasn't in a microwave bag which Shaws carried was Orville.
Also for that matter, I could not find a stainless steel bowl with a round bottom at either Shaws, Linens N Things or the cooking store at the Mall of NH. There were some with large flat bottoms, but I think what Alton used was more like a wok. Hm... maybe I should just get a wok?