In 1946, Percy Spencer invented the microwave. It was the most sought out and cutting edge invention of its time. After World War II, the microwave increasingly grew in popularity. Convenience became king as homemakers all across America could feed their families quickly.
Today, we are still feeling the effects of the microwave and it’s not a good thing. We traded cooking for convenience. We’ve given the art that goes into composing a meal a stopwatch, thereby decreasing it’s value.
The time involved in cooking is the climb to Mt. Everest and the pride that goes along in finishing a dish is the sky high view amongst the clouds. The yin and yang of struggle and success go hand in hand.
Let’s be honest, when’s the last time you were proud about microwaving anything?