Film: The Insult Country: Lebanon ZA’ATAR POPCORN 

by Cindi SutterFounder & Editor of Spirited Table® 

Every year Cocktail Chameleon Author and Entertaining Expert Mark Addison creates signature OSCAR COCKTAILS inspired for each of the Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominated films.  This highly anticipated list of cinematic libations comes out the week after the nominees are announced.  Mark pairs his Oscar Cocktails with Best Foreign Language Film flavored “Movie Popcorn” inspired by the countries’ food heritage and traditions.  These pairings are ideal for your awards viewing party or to show support for your favorite movie in the race for the Oscar. 

Film: The Insult Country: Lebanon

Za’atar is the most popular spice mixture in Lebanese cuisine. The exact spices vary, but usually includes a mix of basil thyme, oregano, sesame seeds, and sumac.

1 – 3.5 oz. bag of popped popcorn
1 1/2 Tbsp za’atar
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted


  1. Transfer the freshly popped popcorn to a larger ziplock bag, then add the spice mixture and drizzle the melted coconut oil on top.
  2. Zip the bag closed and shake until the popcorn is evenly coated with spices.