Welcome to Natural History of the Kitchen, by EMD's Stephanie Butler. Each week, Stephanie explores the background of an appliance, gadget or product that helped to make cooking what it is today. This week: Popcorn.
Since last week we took a look at microwaves, it seems right that this week the spotlight shines on a [...]
In the 1990s, Cathy Mitchell was the queen of infomercials, pitching products like the GT Xpress, a sort of George Foreman-type grill, and the GeMagic, which affixes jewels and metal studs to fabric. Everything is Terrible has a remix of her infomercial for Microcrisp, and special sort of paper that "creates a sort of little [...]
A subplot on last night's 30 Rock focused on the launch of a new product, a pocket microwave oven that even includes a ham button.
Jack Donaghy, whose official title is Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming at GE, has a problem: The name they chose was potentially offensive, so he corrals [...]