Microwave Cook Book
The Sunset books have been featured here more than a few times. They covered everything: camping, home decorating, fashion/crafts, and of course cooking/entertaining. I am sure we have only scraped the surface of the awful possibilities. Back in the olden days, I probably would have bought them for the collection, just because they were so well known.
Microwave cooking was all the rage in the mid 1970s. However, as I remember my mother (and myself) trying to microwave something, I swear the food always turned a grayish color and looked awful. Although my mother and I are hardly cooking experts, this was pretty much universal. The food just looked bad and nothing like what this book shows. (Pop the word “microwave” into our post search and see how many of these books come up!)
These recipes are just ridiculous. There is also a lot of prep involved that doesn’t seem to “save” any time to the cook. Reheating leftovers, popping some popcorn and some selective defrosting should be the only job of a microwave.