Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Here's an article from the NY Times by one of my favorite chefs, Mark Bittman, about, of all things, the microwave! I have had a bit of a renaissance with our microwave myself this past year, using it for all manner of vegetables. I've found the results surprisingly good - often better than stove top preparations. This article confirms my findings and gives me a ton of ideas. It seems that this appliance does, indeed, do more than pop popcorn and re-heat my tea!


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Interesting article - is there soon going to be a microwave revolution? I use mine to heat my foamed milk for my morning latte. That's about it!

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J said...

I really am using it more and more for vegetables. This was an accidental discovery one night when we realized we'd forgotten to steam the broccoli and everything else was ready. I wanted it to be done FAST and the result was amazingly better than conventional steaming. It's certainly been a revolution in our house.

Ryan said...

Cool! I use my microwave for reheating left overs, but mainly for cooking veg. I think it is good as you don't need to use hardly any water, so don't lose all the vitamins that way. It is sort of like steaming.

I always thought that microwaves were quite energy efficient compared to ovens/hobs, so that may be another good reason to use them too.