The History of Microwave Cooking

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Microwaves weren’t always counter sized.
From Raytheon’s radar business to your breakfast of leftover pizza, the story of microwave cooking is an interesting read. Like computers, they took off when the size (and price) came down.

The 1947 Radarange was a whopping six feet tall, weighed nearly 750 pounds, and required its own 220 volt electrical line and a dedicated water line for the cooling tube. It sold for $2000, or nearly $22,000 today. Not yet an appliance for the home cook, Raytheon marketed the behemoth appliance to high-volume, quick service restaurants. Busy diners, ocean liners and hospitals all purchased their own Radaranges, cooking hamburgers and sheet cakes in less than 30 seconds.

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Reinvention Of The Ketchup Packet

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My entire life, the ketchup packet has remained a constant. Its saw-tooth edge and slightly bulbous form, enclosing not nearly enough ketchup, is something that, like a grand oak of food package design, you expected never to change. Well, my friends, Heinz has taken the extraordinary step of replacing a product everyone has been satisfied with for decades. And they may have actually improved it.

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Biodegradable Packaging Designed For McDonald’s

Biodegradable Packaging Designed For McDonald’s

Biodegradable packaging designed by University of the Arts graduate student, Andrew Millar 

Have you ever eaten at a fast food restaurant and noticed how much trash comes with your burger, drink and fries? University of the Arts graduate student, Andrew Millar has noticed the amount of trash and has designed an alternative eco-solution to this wasteful problem. (Pics)

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Watching Too Much TV Linked To Future Bad Eating Habits

Watching Too Much TV Linked To Future Bad Eating Habits 

 

High-school kids who watch too much TV are likely to have bad eating habits five years in the future. Research published in BioMed Central’s open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity followed almost 2000 high- and middle-school children and found that TV viewing times predict a poor diet in the future.

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Ordering a McDonald’s Hamburger with Your Cellphone

Ordering a McDonald’s Hamburger with Your Cellphone

Of all the things I can order through my cellphone, McDonald’s hamburgers ranks pretty close to the bottom

Continually attempting to shave seconds from the moment a juicy hamburger appears in you mind, and the act of taking your first bite, McDonald’s has teamed up with Nintendo to make ordering food even easier. So easy, in fact, that you’ll have grease splatters on your cellphone before you realize what hit you.

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